Police arrest man accused of robbing, shooting man on pedestrian bridge in Greensboro

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Javon Tyrell Taylor, 21, of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police have arrested a Greensboro man accused of robbing and shooting a pedestrian who was crossing a highway overpass last month.

Javon Tyrell Taylor, 21, faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy.

The suspect was served the charges Friday while confined in the Greensboro Jail Central for an unrelated offense, according to police.

Taylor is one of two suspects accused of robbing and shooting a pedestrian crossing the Highway 29 overpass at McKnight Mill Rd. on Sept.16.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 9:30 p.m. where the victim said he was approached by two young men and one pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

Police said the suspects fled the scene with the victims’ property after shooting him. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A similar incident occurred on the pedestrian overpass on Sept. 10 when a man was shot during an attempted robbery. It is unknown whether or not Taylor was involved in this incident.

Police said in that case, two men approached the victim and demanded money before shooting him. That victim is also expected to survive his injuries.