Matthews Police arrested a 19-year-old resident at his Windsor Landing apartment March 5 after responding to a report of a shot fired through an exterior apartment door from inside the dwelling.
Wilson Taylor is charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Cpl. Lori Valdes. Police found damage on Taylor’s exterior door from what appeared to be a shotgun. Officers entered the apartment as a safety precaution after being unable to reach anyone inside, Valdes said. The apartment wasn’t occupied and inside officers found a stolen shotgun and drug paraphernalia. Shortly after, Taylor arrived home and consented to a search of his apartment.
The shotgun was originally reported stolen Feb. 23 from a residence in Matthews and police charged a juvenile family member Feb. 29 on a related charge, Valdes said.
Police don’t know how Taylor got the stolen shotgun or who fired the shot from inside his Windsor Landing apartment, Valdes said.
Anyone with information about this crime, should call Matthews Police at 704-847-7755. Information can be given anonymously.