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 had been startled off the 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 mentioned they did not hear something from inside and used a battering ram to break down the entrance door, anticipating to seek out one unarmed lady house alone. Taylor and Walker, who had gotten dressed so quick he pulled on his girlfriend’s pants, had 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 fireside off 32 shots, among the bullets getting into two neighboring residences. Once they retreated to take care of Mattingly outdoors, the place one other handful of officers had been stationed as a part of the operation, Walker referred to 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.