Pictured above: Talib Kelly and Joseph Scott – Pictures courtesy of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office
17 year old Talib Latrell Kelly, of 345 S. Oakhurst Drive, Salisbury NC, was arrested and charged with Felony Involuntary Manslaughter. Talib Kelly was placed in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.
Also charged in connection with this case was 20 year old Joseph Daquan Scott, of 3285 Lincoln Ave, Spencer, NC. Joseph Scott has been charged with making a false police report and placed in jail under a $1,500 secured bond.
On Thanksgiving afternoon, Talib Kelly and the victim “TJ” Tyjuan Gibson were with several other subjects under the age of 20 years old at Joseph Scott’s house. Several firearms were also present. During the course of this event Talib Kelly possessed a handgun, and the weapon discharged, with the bullet struck Tyjuan Gibson. Talib Kelly and another subject transported Gibson to the hospital in Scott’s vehicle. Gibson was pronounced dead at the hospital. Kelly and the other subject left the hospital after Gibson was taken inside the ER. RCSO Detectives spent the weekend identifying and locating Talib Kelly and other witnesses in this case.
Joseph Scott made a report to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office that his car was stolen after the shooting, and reported that he only knew the subjects in his house by “Street Name”. During the course of the investigation investigators employed the use of a Sheriff’s K-9, and located a 12 gauge pump shotgun hidden in the woods behind the residence. RCSO Sheriff’s investigators also discovered Scott’s vehicle abandon near a relative of Scott on Vanderford Street, in Salisbury. An additional handgun was seized by deputies from a residence off Institute Street, in Salisbury, that was removed from the crime scene after the shooting. The investigation continues and more arrests are possible.
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