Two men arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 7:57 AM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 12:28 AM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the shooting death early today of 16-year old Brandon Desean Taylor.

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Brandon Ira Le’Keith Helm, 18, of Warwick Place in Hephzibah, and Darian Deandre Postell, 19, of Thames Place in Hephzibah are charged with one count each of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles said. Both men are being held at the Richmond County jail without bond.

The incident is believed to have resulted from an altercation Monday evening in which Helm and another man were shot at while walking through Pepperidge subdivision. No one was hit, but it is believed that Helm, who is identified as the shooter, was retaliating against Taylor. Postell is believed to have accompanied Helm to the incident location and disposed of the weapon afterward.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible, Peebles said.

The shooting happened at 2:16 a.m. at a home at 3411 Monte Carlo Drive in the subdivision near Peach Orchard Road, police said.

The fatal shooting was the second this week. On Sunday 22-year-old Sergio Campbell was shot multiple times outside the McDonald’s at 2624 Deans Bridge Road.

Four people were arrested in connection with that fatal shooting and more arrests are expected to follow, according to investigators.

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MarshCroaked
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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 08:59 am
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Thank you for reporting the

Thank you for reporting the story.

grinder48
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grinder48 01/26/10 - 09:09 am
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These gang related drive by
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These gang related drive by shooting show what [filtered word]these people are. No matter what's posted here though won't be heard by them because they aren't "into" reading or anything positive. While no fighting would be best, what ever happened to the code of honor of fighting face-to-face? If you have a problem, call 'em out and duke it out one on one. It takes a real slime ball to ride by and shoot out the window.

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 09:28 am
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I'll go with the source that

I'll go with the source that has had a team on-site for the last 5 hours, thank you very much. The Mrs Kravitz network sometimes has breakdowns.

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disssman 01/26/10 - 10:16 am
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If the police wanted to stop

If the police wanted to stop the madness they would start by stopping every car with a loud music destroyer and use that as a basis for searching. It is only going to get worse as we get closer to summer. The punks in town have taken over and the parents and god fearing people are protecting them as if they were perfect angels just having a little fun. When will this country actually be a safe place to live?

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 10:27 am
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dissman, I owe it to ya to

dissman, I owe it to ya to let you know when I agree with one of your posts. This is the case for your 9:16am.

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seenitB4 01/26/10 - 10:27 am
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Dissman,,, good question,,

Dissman,,, good question,, maybe it could be safe again when parents aren't sent to jail for spanking or making their kids behave.

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TheDeerhunter 01/26/10 - 10:30 am
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"If the police wanted to stop

"If the police wanted to stop the madness they would start by stopping every car with a loud music destroyer and use that as a basis for searching." u can't be serious hahahaha. so all the lil rich kids booming their trash music in jonescreek/westlake should be searched too?

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 10:36 am
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Deerhunter, as a resident of

Deerhunter, as a resident of that area, Yes!

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noway 01/26/10 - 10:38 am
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So where were the parents?

So where were the parents? How does this happen to your kid at your house at 2:30 in the morning?

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 10:54 am
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baroness, I already said I

baroness, I already said I didn't know any details. I went on the story from WRDW. I don't really care about thugs killing another thug either. I don't live down there, good luck with your crisis du jour. Keep the psychotic paranoia disorder well fed, I'd hate for it to starve and take away one of our main entertainment sources.

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 10:59 am
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I know what Signal 16 means.

I know what Signal 16 means. I posted the stuff before you showed up this morning, I have not disputed anything you have said. SIGNAL 16!!!

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FallingLeaves 01/26/10 - 11:01 am
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Oh, just add more

Oh, just add more inflammatory statements??? I guess you want a new screen name?

MarshCroaked
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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 11:03 am
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Nice threat, go for it!

Nice threat, go for it!

MarshCroaked
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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 11:05 am
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There is a new policy in

There is a new policy in town, they actually look to see who started it. Have fun trying!

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FallingLeaves 01/26/10 - 11:05 am
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That wasn't a threat it was a

That wasn't a threat it was a question. You offend one person after another and get banned and then get a new screen name. Anyone on here more than a week sees that pattern.

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Brenda_G 01/26/10 - 11:06 am
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Where are the parents? Where

Where are the parents? Where were the parents when they were 1, 2, or three years old? Too many adults with children don't parent. They are busy trying to be their friend or their buddy. No one wants to tell the little darlings no. They don't teach them manners because they themselves have none. The don't allow them to fail, they get an award for just showing up. They spend too much time telling the kids "I'm gonna, I'm gonna" and don't do jack. Privately (and sometimes not so privately) they scream at them, call them vile names and pretty soon that goes in one ear and out the other. I never screamed at my kids, never told them to shut up and I never abused them, but they knew when I lowered my voice and put my face close to theirs they'd best listen to what I was saying. I believed in spanking and I still do. They each had probably less than three licks on about four occasions growing up, but they knew when I said something I meant it. To this day it is yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am and no ma'am to any and all adults.

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change display name 01/26/10 - 11:08 am
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Falling--you are a little too

Falling--you are a little too sensitive this morning. Let up on the coffee. I thought we didn't have a gang problem in Richmond County. It's just a bunch of kids who get together for criminal activity while wearing similar clothing with a heirarchy system and monetary gain as the purpose. Nope--not a gang.

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deekster 01/26/10 - 11:08 am
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Breaking News!!! Augusta

Breaking News!!! Augusta officially annexes CC in order to reduce per ca pita crime rates, increase property tax base, replace Gordon Hwy. with Belair Rd. and add more laws that cannot be enforced.

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 11:10 am
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LOL deekster, good one!

LOL deekster, good one!

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JohnQPublic 01/26/10 - 11:11 am
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What is a sixteen year old

What is a sixteen year old doing up in the middle of the night? WHat kind of parents are they?

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fishman960 01/26/10 - 11:12 am
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Won't tell you what I use to

Won't tell you what I use to do at 2 or 3 in the morning, but I will tell you that my parents were NOT there!

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 11:14 am
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Good call, fishman!

Good call, fishman!

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MarshCroaked 01/26/10 - 11:16 am
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Leaves - I don't have any

Leaves - I don't have any additional details and have not disputed your version (which we haven't heard by the way). I merely pointed out that since WRDW said they had a crew on the scene at 3:19am that they might be in possession of the facts. That is all....take one of "mommy's little helpers" with your coffee and it will all be okay.

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FallingLeaves 01/26/10 - 11:28 am
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More important matter: My

More important matter: My condolences to everyone that loved this young man.

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mieshel 01/26/10 - 11:30 am
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WOW! People still listen to

WOW! People still listen to scanners? ha ha...signal 16!!

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bettyboop 01/26/10 - 11:31 am
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This is very sad....Parents

This is very sad....Parents please if you do not teach your sons and daughters anything else Please teach them the value of a human life.....it seems that these young men have no souls.

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sliique 01/26/10 - 11:33 am
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children, children!!!!! STOP

children, children!!!!! STOP the flaming!!!!!!

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soldout 01/26/10 - 11:34 am
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The schools tell the kids

The schools tell the kids they evolved from animals and then they act like it. Why is anyone surprised. For every void left by pushing God out the devil fills it up with his demons.

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disssman 01/26/10 - 11:38 am
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It is people like deerhunter

It is people like deerhunter that have conceded defeat of the country with his mind set. To answer his question, I would stop the mayor if his radio could be heard a block away. For his information Westlake is a gated community and I doubt they have a problem with punks in cars jacked up on bicycle tired rust buckets or little boys in 8 foot tall pickup trucks.

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KingJames 01/26/10 - 11:44 am
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My condolences to young Mr.

My condolences to young Mr. Taylor's family and friends. I pray God will grant them some form of comfort during this difficult time, and that law and order, safety, and peace will be established throughout Augusta.

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