A public viewing for seven-year old Taylor Hayes will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home in Baltimore. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Empowerment Temple. Hayes died two weeks after a bullet pierced the trunk of a car she was riding in and hit her in the back.
The shooting happened July 5 around 2:20 p.m. on Lyndhurst Street. Taylor was in the backseat of a Honda Accord when shots rang out and bullet entered the trunk of the car and struck her. Taylor fought for her for about two weeks, but a released statement from the Baltimore Police Department announced that her fight ended Thursday morning.
When Taylor was rushed to Shock Trauma, she immediately was taken into surgery. She would later have her condition classified as critical and unstable. In the followng days, police said Taylor remained in critical condition but she was "more stable." But on July 19, her injuries would prove to difficult to survive.
***In reference to the shooting of 7 year-old Taylor Hayes, that occurred on July 5, 2018 in the 500 block of Lyndhurst. Taylor Hayes has succumbed to her injuries on July 19, 2018. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup. *** --Baltimore Police Department
Baltimore police say they've arrested the driver of the car in which Taylor was shot. Thirty-three year old Darnell Holmes was arrested on gun and drug charges. Police are still searching for a shooter. A GoFundMe account was established to help Taylor’s family with medical costs. Holmes and second child in the car were not injured. Governor Larry Hogan says he is praying for the girl's recovery and the person who committed this despicable act of violence against this innocent child must be identified, arrested, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.