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Ex-Boxing Champ Jermain Taylor -- FESSED UP TO SHOOTING COUSIN ... Cops Say

18 minutes ago by TMZ Staff
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Former boxing champ Jermain Taylor -- who beat Bernard Hopkins TWICE -- admitted that he grabbed a gun and shot his cousin Tuesday ... this according to cops.

TMZ Sports obtained the police report filed in Pulaski County, Arkansas ... which was filed after Taylor's cousin was shot "multiple times" in the boxer's home.

Cops raced to the home after Taylor's wife called 911 ... and when they got to the home, that's when Taylor reportedly confessed.

"[Taylor] told responding ofc. that he went into his residence and obtained a firearm and shot his cousin."

The report does not say why the two were arguing in the first place.

36-year-old Taylor -- the former undisputed middleweight champion -- was arrested for 1st degree battery and aggravated assault and was hauled to a nearby jail where he was booked.

As for the shooting victim, he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was listed in serious condition.


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rayajr's Photo rayajr 27 Aug 2014

I've always been a fan of Taylor. Hope he had a good reason to shoot somebody.

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Koolin99's Photo Koolin99 27 Aug 2014

Mental illness?
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Aug 2014

View PostKoolin99, on 27 August 2014 - 04:32 PM, said:

Mental illness?
Side effect of a traumatic brain injury?
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Koolin99's Photo Koolin99 27 Aug 2014

I always got that, not all there, sense from him after he started getting knocked out ugly. Shame he seemed like a koo cat.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Aug 2014

View PostKoolin99, on 27 August 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:

I always got that, not all there, sense from him after he started getting knocked out ugly. Shame he seemed like a koo cat.
Well, he is from Arkansas, so not the brightest bulb to start with.
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Koolin99's Photo Koolin99 27 Aug 2014

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 27 August 2014 - 05:00 PM, said:


Well, he is from Arkansas, so not the brightest bulb to start with.


True
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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 27 Aug 2014

Probably self defense.

You don't go blabbing to the cops unless you think you're right.

Here's hoping they don't railroad him in court.

At least he didn't pull the old convenient "I don't remember anything. I just blacked out" line. Then you'd know he was guilty.
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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 27 Aug 2014

In other news... Sam Solimon is going to have to work for a living...
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napoleon336's Photo napoleon336 27 Aug 2014

Hard to see him just shooting someone like a common street thug or whatever.  Hope his mind isn't scrambled from his career in the ring. Taylor always seemed like a really nice dude.
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maybebabyny's Photo maybebabyny 27 Aug 2014

View Post9secondko, on 27 August 2014 - 06:22 PM, said:

In other news... Sam Solimon is going to have to work for a living...
Here comes Sergio Martinez!
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 27 Aug 2014

View Postmaybebabyny, on 27 August 2014 - 10:23 PM, said:


Here comes Sergio Martinez!
Sergio beats dat ass mane
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Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire's Photo Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire 28 Aug 2014

Fessed up? He cooperated with authorities since the moment he was arrested. He didn't even run, he waited until they arrived.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 28 Aug 2014

he's in deep here then.

especially if this guy don't pull through. :mellow:
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bazooka's Photo bazooka 28 Aug 2014

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 28 August 2014 - 05:38 AM, said:

he's in deep here then.

especially if this guy don't pull through. :mellow:
Don't go convicting him quite yet.  At least wait til dillyyo gives us his expert opinion on Arkansas state law.
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