Man charged with murder in Martin shooting death

MARTIN, Tenn. — An accused gunman is now charged with murder in an April shooting death in Martin.

Khalil Taylor, 26, of Martin is charged with first-degree murder in the April 18 shooting death of 51-year-old Charles Graves, according to a release from the Martin Police Department.

“With the evidence that we got and with the interviews with other people, we were able to charge him with first-degree murder today,” Martin Police Chief Don Teal said.

A home health worker found Graves unresponsive at his home on Lester Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.

Chief Teal said they believe Taylor was the only suspect involved.

“It was not a home invasion, and we do not believe that it was gang related either, and we do believe that we have the one individual that is responsible for this crime. We do not believe there were any other individuals involved,” Teal said.

Taylor is being held in the Weakley County Detention Center without bond.

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