Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment by police executing a no-knock warrant. The officers forced their way in, surprising her and her boyfriend who thought the officers were burglars, her family says in a lawsuit.
Kenneth Walker fired shots at the officers in self-defense. The officers returned fire striking Breonna and ultimately killing her.
The chilling 911 call has been released the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed while she slept in her home. The night of March 13 is a night that Kenneth Walker will never forget.
In the audio obtained Thursday afternoon, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, told the 911 dispatcher that he didn’t think Taylor was breathing. The full transcript of the call is below.
911 Operator Harris: Where is your emergency?
Walker: I don’t know what’s happening. Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend.
911: OK, where are you located?
Walker: I’m at **** Springfield Drive.
911: OK, how old is your girlfriend?
Walker: She’s 26. Bree.
911: You said 26? Where was she shot at?
Walker: I don’t know. She’s on the ground right now. I don’t know. I don’t know.
911: OK. You said she’s 26? Is she alert and able to talk to you?
Walker: No, she’s not. Bree. God.
911: OK, and you said you’re in apartment number 4?
Walker: Help. Oh my God. Yes (unintelligible) Help.
911: What’s your name sir?
Walker: My name is Kenneth Walker. Help.
911: And you said she’s 26?
911: And you said it’s **** Springfield Drive, apartment number 4?
911: OK, can you check and see where she’s been shot at?
Walker: I think the stomach.
911: OK, is she alert and able to talk to you?
Walker: No. Bree.
Walker: (Sobbing) Oh my God (unintelligible) Oh my god.
911: Can you get her turned over on back for you to check her and see where she’s shot at?
Walker: Oh my God (sobbing) I gotta go.
911: Kenneth, Kenneth can you hear me?
Kenneth was arrested and charged following the incident. He was in jail for 2 weeks before he was released on house arrest on March 27. Just recently all the charges have been dropped. The FBI is currently conducting a full investigation of the shooting.