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Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording Released: Live Updates

Mr. Walker said that he and Ms. Taylor were watching a movie with the lights off when they heard the knocking, and that they both got up and began to put their clothes on, with Ms. Taylor asking “at the top of her lungs” who was at the door. He took deep breaths as he gave his account of what happened to investigators on the same day that Ms. Taylor was shot; the interview was later played for the grand jurors.

As he and Ms. Taylor began to walk out of the bedroom and toward the door, he said, he saw the door go off its hinges. Mr. Walker said he fired one shot from his gun before he could even see who was at the door.

“All of a sudden, there’s a whole lot of shots,” Mr. Walker said. Mr. Cameron, the attorney general, has said that the police fired a total of 32 rounds, at least six of which struck Ms. Taylor.

“They’re just shooting, like, we’re both on the ground,” Mr. Walker said. Then the shots stopped, Mr. Walker said, and he saw that Ms. Taylor was bleeding.

“Next thing I know, she’s on the ground and the door’s busted open and I hear a bunch of yelling and just panicking,” Mr. Walker said, adding of Ms. Taylor: “And she’s right here bleeding. And nobody’s coming, and I’m just confused and scared.”

Mr. Walker said that just after the shooting, an officer told him that he was going to jail for the rest of his life and asked him, “Were you hit by any bullets?”

Mr. Walker said that when he replied, “No,” the officer responded by saying, “That’s unfortunate.”

Mr. Walker added that those were the officer’s “exact words.” He said that he did not know which officer had told him that, but it was definitely an officer in uniform. In the courtroom, someone responded: “That’s not appropriate.”

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