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Kentucky Police shoot woman at home where three bodies are found

January 15, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Kentucky Police shoot woman at home where three bodies are found

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Police officers fatally shot a woman holding a gun after she allegedly murdered her husband and two teenage daughters at their home in southwestern Kentucky, officials said.

On Friday evening, officers responded to a call at the home of Larry and Courtney Taylor after a relative stopped by to check on the family, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell told The Lexington Herald-Leader.

Harrell said as police arrived on the scene and entered the home, they found 41-year-old Courtney Taylor, who pointed a gun at two deputies.

Pictured left to right, the victims Lawrence Taylor, and his daughters Jessie and Jolee Taylor

One of the officers opened fire wounding the woman.

“He repeated put down the weapon, she didn’t, and he fired,” Harrell explained.

Deputies searched the home and discovered three people dead inside, including Larry Taylor, 51; along with the couple’s two teenage daughters, 18-year-old Jessie, and 13-year-old Jolee Taylor.

The Whitley County sheriff says it appears that Courtney Taylor (Pictured) killed her husband and two teenage daughters before she was shot by a deputy Friday night.

The victims had been dead for several hours before police discovered the bodies, WKYT reported.

Investigators believe all three people were shot in their beds as they slept.

“The home showed no signs of a struggle. The victims all sustained fatal gunshot wounds to their heads,” Harrell said.

Paramedics transported Taylor to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she remains in critical condition.

Officials said Sheriff’s investigators expect to charge ¬†Courtney Taylor¬†but didn’t elaborate on what counts.

Harrell said the investigation is ongoing.

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