One of Louisville’s newest murder victims is a person linked to the Breonna Taylor case who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in west Louisville.
Adrian O. Walker, 28, one of many major suspects within the narcotics investigation that led police to Taylor’s door on March 13, was discovered expired afternoon within the 2300 block of Magazine Street.
Walker has not been recognized by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, however, two sources with data of the case confirmed his identification to The Courier-Journal.
Walker’s legal professional, Keith Kamenish, additionally confirmed Thursday he had obtained data that Walker had been fatally shot.
Officers with Louisville’s First Division discovered Walker’s physique after police obtained a name a few taking pictures shortly after 12:30 p.m. within the 2300 block of Magazine Street.
Police haven’t any suspects in his loss of life.
Man linked to drug investigation that led police to Breonna Taylor’s door is fatally shot
Walker and several other co-defendants have been going through legal prices linked to alleged drug exercise within the Elliott Avenue space — simply a few blocks away from Thursday’s deadly taking pictures.
Police obtained search warrants on March 12 for the Elliott Avenue properties, in addition to Taylor’s residence. Police believed Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, one other suspect within the narcotics investigation, was storing money and receiving packages at her house.
When officers broke within the door to serve the search warrant at Taylor’s South End residence shortly earlier than 1 a.m. March 13, her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker (who is not associated with Adrian Walker), fired a shot that police stated hit Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly within the thigh.
Three officers, together with Mattingly, fired 32 photographs in response, hitting Taylor on six occasions and killing her. She wasn’t armed.
Kenneth Walker stated he did not know police have been on the door.
Adrian Walker entered a not responsible plea in late July to prices of partaking in a legal syndicate, together with drug and gun prices, in reference to the narcotics investigation that included March 13 raids on Elliott Avenue.
He stated Walker had talked about going again to college to get an affiliate’s diploma from Jefferson Community & Technical College.
“If I do know my brother, Jamarcus is shocked and upset and very devastated,” Dee Glover stated. “And I exploit that phrase on function. Devastated.
“He was already nonetheless hurting from Breonna Taylor’s loss of life. We discuss it every single time on the telephone. It’s ‘Breonna, Breonna, Breonna.'”
Jamarcus Glover beforehand instructed The Courier-Journal she was not concerned in any drug exercise.
Police wrote in an investigative report from May they believed Glover and Walker have been the “sources of narcotics” for the “lure home” at 2424 Elliott Ave.
Walker had been arrested after search warrants have been executed in December at 2424 and 2426 Elliott Ave., together with 2605 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
Those arrests of Walker and Glover contributed to LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Squad investigating a drug cell on Elliott Avenue, detectives have stated.