US marshals add man sought by Phoenix police to 15 Most Wanted list

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Cameron Leezell Taylor By Jennifer Thomas Cameron Leezell Taylor By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- The U.S. Marshals Service has added a gang member wanted by the Phoenix Police Department to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.

Cameron Leezell Taylor, 26, a documented member of a Phoenix-based criminal street gang, is wanted by police on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, endangerment, assisting a criminal street gang and a drive-by shooting.

Taylor is also wanted by U.S. marshals for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

On March 23, 2009, Taylor and two other gang members allegedly drove through a South Phoenix neighborhood in an attempt to locate and murder rival gang members, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Later that day, they spotted the targeted gang members in a vehicle and opened fire.

Another vehicle driven by Gilbert Leon was in between the two cars at the time of the shooting. He was killed by a stray bullet. Police said Leon had been visiting family and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

One of the targeted individuals was struck in the back and a stray bullet struck another passing vehicle.

The two other gang members involved in the shooting have since been arrested and convicted for the crime.

Authorities said Taylor poses an extreme threat to the community and should be considered armed and dangerous.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Taylor's arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.