A father and his two children are dead after a shooting in Whitley County, and investigators believe the wife and mother may have played a role.
Police were called to the home Friday night along 25 West outside of Williamsburg, where the three were found shot in the head. A relative who went to check on the Taylor family after hours of not hearing from them is who notified police just after 10:00 pm Friday night.
Once deputies go to the house they broke in through the back door.
“They had to forcibly open the door , they was met by Courtney Taylor, ” Sheriff Colan Harrell told LEX18’s Evan Gorman.
Sheriff Harrell said Courtney Taylor had a gun in her hand and aimed it at the deputies.
“The officers requested that she put the weapon down, ” Harrell said.
Courtney was shot twice, once in the abdomen and once in the chest. She was later taken to UK Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, in the home, Courtney’s husband, 56-year-old Larry Taylor and two daughters, 18-year-old Jessie Taylor and her 13-year-old sister, shot to death in their beds. The sheriff said they were found in separate rooms with the covers pulled up around them. Investigators say they believe all three victims were asleep at the time of the shooting, however, it is hard to say which order they were shot in.
Detectives are also working to get a time line of the shooting, adding the dad and his daughters might have been killed early Friday morning.
“I haven’t seen this in my 46 years of police work, ” Sheriff Harrell said/
Sheriff Harrell also said there appears to be no sign of an altercation, and there is no word yet on a motive.
KSP has taken over the investigation.