Shannon Gilday Wiki – Biography
Shannon Gilday was arrested by Kentucky authorities for murdering a former politician’s daughter during a home invasion last week.
Kentucky State Police said in a statement that a deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office spotted Gilday walking along Barnes Mill Road and apprehended him without incident. Gilday is accused of breaking into a Taylor Mill home on February 22 and fatally shooting Jordan Morgan, 32, as she slept in bed.
He is 23 years old.
Jordan Morgan Death
Kentucky State Police say the initial investigation indicates an armed suspect entered the home at 1266 Willis Branch Road outside of Richmond just before 4:30 a.m. At this time, shots were fired, killing the woman identified by friends as 32-year-old Jordan Morgan.
KSP says gunshots were then exchanged between the homeowner and intruder. As a result, the homeowner sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was treated and released, KSP said in a release.
The armed suspect left the residence after the shooting, and no arrests have been made.
It is unclear if Jordan Morgan lived at home or visiting at the time of the deadly home invasion.
Shannon Gilday Arrested
Gilday is charged with murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree assault, and attempted murder. State police have not revealed a motive.
Victim’s Father Statement
After exchanging gunfire with Gilday, the victim’s father, C. Wesley Morgan, reportedly suffered non-lethal injuries. Gilday fled the scene in a vehicle, police said.
The slain woman was a lawyer, while her father was a former lawmaker. C. Wesley Morgan previously told WLEX that he believes a “doomsday-style” bunker at their mansion may have made their home a target.
Gilday’s mother appeared to support this theory in a statement issued to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
“My son Shannon Gilday, who I love so dearly, has not been of sound mind the last couple of weeks, distraught with the certainty a nuclear war is imminent,” she said.
“He spoke of building a bunker and the CIA following him. I tried to get him psychiatric help but to no avail.”
C. Wesley Morgan claimed that Gilday broke into their home by scaling a scaffolding that had been up for a week due to construction on a porch. He also told WLEX that he believed he shot the suspect 11 times, but he may have been wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of the break-in.
“He shot me three times,” he said. “I’ve been shot twice in the arm and once in the hip.”