5 Things To Know About Breonna Taylor, The 26-Year-Old EMT Killed By Police In Her Home
“If you ran for Ahmaud, you need to stand for Bre," attorney Ben Crump, who represents the families of both Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, said.
May 12, 2020 at 8:40 pm
Twenty-six-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her home during a police raid in the early morning of March 13, as Blavity previously reported.
Taylor was a certified EMT and worked at two hospitals as a medical technician prior to being shot in her bed when police officers executed a search warrant while looking for a suspect named Jamarcus Glover. There is no official word on why Taylor was shot, but an official investigation is being conducted to uncover exactly what took place and why the young EMT was shot eight times.
According to the Washington Post, Taylor's family hired lauded civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump Monday to pursue legal action against Louisville police.
While her killing took place in March, it has recently re-entered public consciousness following the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
Here’s what we know about the killing of Taylor, who was described by relatives as hardworking, honest and kind: