Joseph “Nick” Taylor, who was killed in a home invasion in Shreveport Sunday night was a graduate of Bossier Parish drug court.
Taylor and another man entered the residence of Willie Lee Baker on Sussex Street and threatened a female and a juvenile in the home, firing shots in an effort to frighten them.
Willie Lee Baker arrived home and Taylor shot him in the leg. Baker attacked Taylor and took the gun away from him and shot him in the head. Taylor later died at LSU Hospital.
Taylor was charged with being a drug dealer in Bossier City in 2006 (distribution of cocaine and marijuana). In a plea arrangement worked out by the Bossier DA & the Indigent Defender Board, he was approved to go to drug court in June of 2006.
Taylor graduated in September of 2007 and had no further charges in Bossier Parish.