Men found guilty in carjacking Navy vet, shooting him 11 times

Plea deal reached in attack on veteran

DECATUR, Ga. -- Two men admitted to a violent 2015 shooting and carjacking that left a Navy veteran in a wheelchair.

On Tuesday, Javon Ross, 19, and Victor Moore, 21, were each sentenced to 30 years in prison with 15 to serve for the Jan. 14, 2015 attack on Laquan "Quan"Taylor.

According to authorities, Taylor had parked his Chevrolet Camaro outside the Kroger on Moreland Avenue the night of the incident. As he walked into the store, police said the two men approached him from behind and demanded Taylor's keys and money at gunpoint. 

Tayor did as he was told, but as he turned to go inside the store to get away from the men, investigators say Moore and Ross chased him through the parking lot and opened fire on the vet, hitting him at least 11 times. According to information on a GoFundMe page by Taylor's family, the Navy vet suffered injuries that resulted in the loss of a kidney and severe damage to major organs and his spine.

His family was told by doctors he would not survive, but he is alive and still recovering. Now, Taylor faces extensive rehab and surgeries as part of the healing process.

After the shooting, Moore and Ross drove off in Taylor's car, but were arrested a few hours later.

The were charged and pleaded guilty to armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer.

Moore and Ross will be placed into custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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