At 12:40 a.m., three officers from the Louisville Metro Police Division, toting a “no-knock” search warrant, confirmed up at her place, unit No. 4, on the bottom flooring. They are saying they did a “knock-and-announce,” rapping on the door and figuring out themselves as police.
The couple have been startled away from bed by the banging. Walker would bear in mind each of them calling out, asking who was there, however nobody answered and the banging continued. The cops have stated they did not hear something from inside and used a battering ram to break down the entrance door, anticipating to search out one unarmed girl residence alone. Taylor and Walker, who had gotten dressed so quick he pulled on his girlfriend’s pants, have been within the hallway by then. Walker, a licensed gun proprietor, had grabbed his 9-mm Glock.
Walker, who advised police he thought on the time that Taylor’s ex was breaking in, fired what he insisted was meant to be a warning shot to scare him off. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was hit within the thigh.
Mattingly and detectives Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison then proceeded to fireplace off 32 shots, a few of the bullets coming into two neighboring flats. Once they retreated to take care of Mattingly outdoors, the place one other handful of officers have been stationed as a part of the operation, Walker known as 911 at 12:47 a.m., telling the operator, “Any person kicked within the door and shot my girlfriend.”
Taylor, who was struck six occasions, one shot proving deadly, died proper there.