Boxer Jermain Taylor accused of shooting cousin

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Germany's Arthur Abraham, left, punches Jermain Taylor, of the U.S. during their super middleweight boxing match at the Super Six Boxing Classic series in Berlin, Germany, early Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Abraham won by knockout in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's Arthur Abraham, left, punches Jermain Taylor of the U.S., right, during their super middleweight boxing match at the Super Six Boxing Classic series in Berlin, Germany, early Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Abraham won by knockout in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2009, file photo, Germany's Arthur Abraham, left, punches Jermain Taylor, of the United States, during their super middleweight boxing match at the Super Six Boxing Classic series in Berlin, Germany. Andre Dirrell, a Flint, Michigan, native will face Germany's Arthur Abraham on March 27 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, in the Super Six World Boxing Classic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Jermain Taylor throws a punch at Carl Froch, left, of England, during the tenth round of a boxing WBC super middleweight title fight Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Mashantucket, Conn. Froch won by knockout in the 12th round. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, right, and Jermain Taylor exchange blows in the third round of their 12-round rematch at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, right, throws a punch against Jermain Taylor in the ninth round of their 12-round rematch at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. Pavlik won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, left, lands a left to the face of Jermain Taylor in the first round of their 12-round rematch at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, right, lands a punch, to the face of Jermain Taylor, in the 11th round of their 12-round rematch at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. Pavlik won by unanimous decision after the 12th round. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, right, and Jermain Taylor, exchange punches in the 11th round of their 12-round rematch at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. Pavlik won by unanimous decision after the 12th round. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jermain Taylor is worked on in his corner before the start of the eleventh round during his middleweight boxing match against Kelly Pavlik, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pavlik won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Jermain Taylor reacts after his loss to Kelly Pavlik during their middleweight boxing match, Saturday Feb. 16, 2008, at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
Kelly Pavlik, left, punches Jermain Taylor during their middleweight boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Kelly Pavlik, right, takes a punch from Jermain Taylor during their middleweight boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Kelly Pavlik celebrates his victory over Jermain Taylor following their middleweight boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Middleweight boxing champion Kelly Pavlik, left, and Jermain Taylor face off after a news conference at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. The two will fight in a 12-round match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, left, and Jermain Taylor, face off after an official weigh-in ceremony at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. The two will fight in a 12-round rematch, Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxer Jermain Taylor looks on during a news conference at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. Taylor will fight undefeated middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in a 12-round rematch, Saturday, Feb. 16, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxer Jermain Taylor flexes his muscles during an official weigh-in ceremony at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Taylor will fight middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in a 12-round non-title rematch, Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxer Jermain Taylor looks on as he stretches during a media workout at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Taylor will fight undefeated middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik in a rematch, Saturday, Feb. 16, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Undefeated World Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor during a press conference in New York, July 31, 2007. Taylor will defend the title in a championship fight Saturday September 29, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
World Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor listens during a press conference in New York, July 31, 2007. Taylor will defend the title against top contender Kelly Pavlik in a championship fight Saturday September 29, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
WBC and WBO World Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, left, of Little Rock, Ark., lands a left to the head of Cory Spinks, of St. Louis, during their 12-round bout in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
WBC and WBO World Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor, left, of Little Rock, Ark., follows through with a right to the head of Cory Spinks, of St. Louis, during their 12-round bout in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, May 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Defending champion Jermain Taylor smiles during the weigh in for his upcoming title fiight at Caesars in Atlantic City Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Taylor will defend his WBC and WBO middleweight titles against Pavlik on Saturday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Sharon Stabley)
Contender Kelly Pavlik, right, nd defending champion Jermain Taylor look on during the weigh in for the upcoming title fight at Caesars in Atlantic City Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Taylor will defend his WBC and WBO middleweight titles against Pavlik on Saturday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Sharon Stabley)
Kelly Pavlik, left, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Jermain Taylor of Little Rock, Ark.,fight in the WBC and WBO World Middleweight Championship boxing match at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/David Gard)
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MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin at the boxer's suburban Little Rock home, authorities said.

"Mr. Taylor was arrested for domestic battery, first-degree, and aggravated assault," Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden said Tuesday. "It was his cousin and another individual that came over to his house, an altercation ensued, he (Taylor) grabbed a weapon and opened fire."

The cousin was hospitalized in serious condition with an apparent gunshot wound and the other man, described as a friend of the cousin, was not injured, Minden said. The two drove away from the home and were found at a Dollar General discount store several blocks away, Minden said. A woman believed to be Taylor's wife called 911 shortly before 6 p.m. to report an intruder and a shooting at the home.

The names of the cousin and other man were not released.

Taylor, 36, was being held in the Pulaski County jail without bond, according to online jail records. His attorney did not immediately return an after-hours phone call seeking comment.

Taylor is expected to appear in Pulaski County District Court via video from the jail on Wednesday morning, Minden said.

Minden said the nature of the altercation was still under investigation and that Taylor was arrested without incident.

"He was very calm and very cooperative with our investigators," Minden said.

Taylor was the professional middleweight boxing champion from 2005 until 2007 when he lost the title to Kelly Pavlik. Taylor was also a bronze medalist in boxing at the 2000 Olympics.

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