Suspects in court for murder outside Eastland Mall

A young man was shot to death outside Eastland Mall the day after Christmas.

On Friday the three men police say pulled the trigger, killing 18-year-old Tyrell Lane, faced a judge. Prosecutors talked to a possible witness from the shooting near the entrance of Burlington Coat Factory.

The teens in custody accused of the crime are facing first degree murder charges.

Aside from a murder charge, Brendon Stanton-Lipscomb, 18, is also facing a felony firearm charge. The other two suspects are Demetrius Taylor and Tyshon Taylor, both 17.

One the teens girlfriend took the stand.

Prosecutor: "Where did your boyfriend go, Mr. Lipscomb, when he got out of the car the second time?"

"Did he go in Burlington or toward Burlington?"

"Toward," she said.

Prosecutor: "What did you see happen when your boyfriend went toward Burlington?"

"Shots fired," she said.

Prosecutor: "How many shots?"

"I don't recall," she said.

Each time the prosecutor asked more detailed questions about the shooting and what she saw.

"Did you see anybody else at the moment your boyfriend was walking toward towards Burlington," asked the prosecutor.

She said there were other boys with her boyfriend walking toward the mall, but couldn't recall how many.

The prosecutor came up empty each time he asked who fired the shots.

Prosecutors say the three suspects also assaulted two other teens while at the mall that day, and investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a fight earlier on.

 

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