BARTOW — Just hours after Michael Jerome Taylor was shot by Lakeland Police for accelerating the car he was driving toward an officer, a friend of his posted on Facebook threats to do a mass shooting because he said he was having a hard time processing the loss of his friend.
According to the arrest affidavit, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Daquan Carey, 18, of Winter Haven, after he posted on his Facebook account, “Trapboy Quann,” at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday, “im really feeling like just loading all my guns n killing everybody bout my #sniper” followed by emojis, and then “cant believe this —- on god” followed by an emoji.
Deputies received information from the Winter Haven Police Department on Thursday about the post, and met up with Carey to question him.
Carey admitted to making the post, according to the PCSO arrest affidavit, telling deputies he was having a hard time dealing with the death of his friend, “Mike-Mike.”
The PCSO affidavit notes the post was done in such a manner that would allow another person to view the threat, citing replies by others to the posting.
Carey is being charged with written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism, according to reports.
The Sheriff’s Office said Carey has a long criminal history of burglary and grand theft, and numerous counts of violation of probation dating to 2013.