Family friend says deadly shooting involving teen was an accident
Dillon Walker, 18, died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner.
Saturday, August 16th 2014, 8:08 pm EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, emergency officials received a call about a shooting on Routt Road in Jeffersontown.
"They were at my son's mother's house on Routt Road. They're friends of my son's," Joe Mohr, of Frankfort, told WDRB.
Mohr says his son, the suspect and the victim, 18 year-old Dillon Walker, all of Franklin County, were good friends.
He said they were at his house Friday night before heading to J-town to stay the night.
"What happened was the other two boys were out after my son had gone to sleep. He woke my son up and said he had accidentally shot Dillon," Mohr told WDRB.
According to the coroner's office, Walker died at University Hospital from a gunshot wound to the head.
"We didn't know for a long time whether he was going to make it or not," Mohr said.
Police have charged a 17-year-old juvenile with Walker's murder.
"This murder charge has just really floored everybody. That's much more serious than I think anyone's going to find it to be. It's a serious situation and there's maybe carelessness involved but that's the worst. It's a terrible, terrible accident. It's a tragedy for many people," he said.
Mohr said he isn't sure where the boys got the guns but knows many people shoot recreationally in that area.
"They need to live a little more cautiously," he said.
Mohr said Walker will be missed.
"Dillon was getting ready to go to college Sunday. This was a weekend with his friends and there was certainly no mal intent amongst those boys," he told WDRB.
"This is just a terrible tragedy. There are a lot of broken hearts here in Franklin County right now. A lot of the young people are just sick over this," he said.
Clark Legacy Funeral Home in Frankfort will hold services this week.
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