Arrest Made in Connection to Halloween Murder Outside Restaurant
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – (May 9, 2014) – Two people are behind bars in connection after an October 2013 double murder outside a Grand Rapids restaurant, a source close to the investigation told FOX 17 News Friday afternoon.
Twenty-three-year-old Dominick Floyd, a father of an eight-year-old daughter, was shot and killed October 31, 2013 outside the New York Fried Chicken restaurant, 743 S. Division, Grand Rapids. Police say Floyd was the victim in a deadly robbery.
RELEASE FROM GRAND RAPIDS POLICE:
On October 31, 2013, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Grand Rapids Police responded to the parking lot of the New York
Chicken, 743 S. Division Ave., on the report of a shooting involving two victims. Both victims, Delorian Alexander Taylor
and Dominick Deangelo Floyd later died from gunshot wounds at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Subsequent investigations revealed that Delorian Alexander Taylor was shot by a 24 year-old male while Taylor attempted
to rob him.
Unrelated to the fatal robbery attempt, Dominick Floyd was also in the parking lot of New York Chicken. Floyd was struck
by gunfire that originated from another area of the parking lot. There were no suspects. Witnesses at the scene, described
vehicles leaving the parking lot after Floyd was shot.
On Friday, May 9, 2014, the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office authorized multiple- count warrants for suspects involved in
Lawrence Shannon Scott, male, DOB 07/30/1990, was charged with Second Degree Murder, Felony Firearm, Felon in
Possession, and Habitual Offender Fourth Offense. Scott is currently in the custody of Michigan Department of Corrections
for an unrelated conviction. Scott was on parole at the time of the murder. Scott will be arraigned in 61st District Court next
Also charged was Juwan Malik Mosley-James, male, DOB 04/03/1995. Mosley was charged with Discharge of a Firearm
from a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Mosley is currently held at the Kent County Correctional Facility
on a charge of perjury. Mosley-James will be formally-arraigned on Monday, May 12, 2014.
In October, the family of Floyd said that they were in a state of shock after seeing Floyd an hour before the young father was gunned down.
“I loved my cousin. We did everything. I was just with him that night. He was just so sweet,” said Stacie Kelly, Floyd’s cousin.
Kelly said that Floyd had taken her to a concert for her birthday earlier in the evening that Wednesday.
Police told FOX 17 that Floyd was outside the restaurant on the corner of Division and Franklin when a 20-year-old man approached him with a gun, attempting to rob Floyd. That’s when a man standing next to Floyd pulled out his firearm, striking and killing the robbery suspect. Seconds later, someone else in the crowd retaliated by shooting Floyd.
Floyd’s father David said that his son had a heart of gold, and was always willing to help a family member in need.
“He’s gone. He’s dead. My son is dead. For what? What’s the most he could have gotten? $200 or $300 dollars? Is that what life is worth?” asked David Floyd.
Floyd’s older brother also suffered the same fate after he was shot and killed in 1999 in Eastown.