Kemen Lavatos Taylor
A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for his role in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2011. Kemen Lavatos Taylor was convicted on nine criminal counts, including the first-degree murder of Rayjon Gomez, 13, and the attempted murder of two of Gomez’s teenaged friends, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
A Minneapolis teenager pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the 2011 shooting of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez. Donquarius Davon Copeland pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. Copeland’s sentencing has been scheduled for March 24.
A Hennepin County Grand Jury indicted a third man in 2011 shooting death of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez.