Charleston Police Dept. seeks help investigating murder of KJ Taylor

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UPDATE April 13, 2021: The Charleston Police Department says the vehicle of interest in the homicide of 18-year-old Kelvin “KJ” Taylor has been located.

Police say the gray, two-tone early 2000s model Ford f-150 was found in Kanawha County. CPD is not releasing any further information at this time, and thanks the community for the numerous tips that led to finding the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to contact the CPD Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—The Charleston Police Department issued a notice on Friday asking for the community’s help investigating the murder of 18-year-old Kelvin “KJ” Taylor.

He was shot and killed on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Central Avenue on Charleston’s West Side on Wednesday, April 7 around 8:10 p.m.

A gray two-tone 2000’s model Ford F-150 caught on video has been identified as a vehicle of interest. The vehicle was spotted on video in the area of Patrick Street Bridge to Hunt Avenue and Central Avenue to 1st Avenue between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Authorities are asking anyone in this area to review any surveillance video they may have and search for this vehicle. Please call the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-6480 or Metro 911 at 304-348-8111 if you spot the vehicle at or before these times.

If anyone has information about this investigation, please call the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480 or Metro 911 at 304-348-8111.

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