WHHS grad shot and killed in Louisville

State Journal Staff Report, Published:

Dillon Walker, a 2014 Western Hills High School graduate, was fatally shot in Louisville early Saturday morning, according to Sheriff Pat Melton.

According to Louisville Metro Police representative Dwight Mitchell, Walker, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old friend were playing with a gun about 2 a.m. in the 7000 block of Routt Road.

“It appears that neither one lived at the address,” Mitchell said. “It happened outside in the driveway.”

At some point the gun went off, Mitchell said, and Walker was killed by the gunshot. 

Mitchell said the 17-year-old has been charged in the crime.

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  • This is so sad. Bodeen from what I am hearing this was just a horrible accident not murder. He will probably be charged with manslaughter or some lesser charge. People need to realize that these are dangerous weapons and needs to be handled with the utmost care. They are not toys.

  • Smartgirl , '"Bodeen, maybe because he's a juvenile?"

    Thanks. I understand that he is a juvenile but I was under the impression that if they were 17 and committed a serious crime such as murder then they would be charged as an adult and therefor public record. Evidently I was wrong.

  • Bodeen, maybe because he's a juvenile?

  • The 17 yr. old has already been charged and it is public record. Why is his name kept from the public. I know who it is already and this young man is from a well heeled and well connected local family. I just don't understand why his name is witheld. I feel awful for the family and hope that they get through this ok,

  • very sad, indeed.

    http://www.whas11.com/news/Overnight-shooting-on-Routt-Road-leaves-1-dead-271503401.html

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/26295564/louisville-police-investigating-routt-road-shooting

  • Senseless death. I am heartsick for the family of this young man. I, too, remember his senior project and his research for the National Guard memorial. I guess the Jefferson Country Sheriff's office will have to do that job. I hope they follow through.

  • Why did these two kids have a gun in their car in the first place?  Whose gun was it?  Where did they get it?  Please follow through with this story?

  • Such a waste. Peace to Dillon and his family. I read about his senior project on line which aided the Kentucky National Guard. It seems he and his family have already experienced the pain a tragedy brings.