As you would expect, the murder of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is a big story here in Washington DC. Taylor was shot in the leg in his home during what is being called a possible burglary. The bullet pierced his femoral artery, according to the Miami Herald. Investigators have no description of the suspect, but they are asking for the public’s help in identifying who’s to blame. Taylor’s girlfriend and daughter were in the house during the shooting and weren’t injured.
According to the Herald, Taylor and his girlfriend were awakened by noises in his four-bedroom, $900,000 home. He grabbed a machete from under his bed and went to investigate when an armed intruder burst in the bedroom door and fired two shots, one of which hit the inside of Taylor’s leg, the newspaper said.
Taylor was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery, the Herald said. The gunman hasn’t been caught and Taylor’s lawyer told the paper that nothing was stolen from the house.
Now, to me…this sounds like a hit. First of all, someone was in the man’s home eight days before this shooting. An intruder pried open a window and went through drawers and a safe in the home and also left a knife on a bed, according to police. That break-in prompted Taylor to ask for time away from team meetings to handle matters relating to the incident, which was granted by Redskins coach Joe Gibbs.
Second of all, what person that means to rob your house goes to your bedroom, where you will most likely be sleeping, first? Why wouldn’t they have stolen some stuff first? Sure, sure maybe the shooter wanted to kill everyone in their sleep first and then rob the joint, I don’t know. This just doesn’t sound like a robbery to me. Football players usually have flashy cars and being that his girl was home I assume at least one vehicle was at the home, which would tip off the would be robbers that some one was home. Also, do you mean to tell me that $900,000 home had so little security that someone was able to just slip in…in the middle of the night?? Something just doesn’t sound right. Who had access to Sean Taylor’s house, go down the list? Who had the passcodes to the security system? Was there a camera system monitoring the home? Was it a gated community? Come on…there has to be more info on the way. I’ll be watching for more news.