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Vigil held in Cleveland to honor life of Breonna Taylor who was killed by police

Posted at 11:22 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 23:22:44-04

CLEVELAND — A vigil to honor the life of Breonna Taylor was held at Cuyahoga Community College Sunday evening.

The event lasted 27 minutes and 27 balloons were released as a tribute to her life, both numbers representing how old Taylor would have been if she had not been killed.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Louisville, Kentucky woman who was killed by police on March 13, would have turned 27 on June 5.

She was employed as an EMT at the time of her death and was inside of her home when police conducted a “no-knock raid” on her home. Thinking the police officers were intruders, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, allegedly shot at police.

Louisville Metro Police officers returned fire, striking and killing Taylor.

The Federal Burau of Investigation in Louisville said it has opened an investigation into Taylor’s death.

“FBI Louisville has opened an investigation into the shooting of Breonna Taylor,” the FBI said in a statement. “The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time.”

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