Col. Charles Jones, Deputy Adjutant General for Kentucky, presents Dillon Walker with an Honorary Kentucky Guard certificate in recognition for his work in identifying fallen troops. (Photo by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs)
Dillon Walker found more than 60 potential names for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial in his high school research project. (Source: David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – He was an 18-year-old who was supposed to be starting college. But early Saturday morning he was shot and killed in Southeastern Fern Creek. His friend, a 17-year-old, is now facing murder charges.
Police have now confirmed that the two were friends and that neither of them lived at the home where the shooting happened. But it's more of what they haven't released. For example, they won't say where the teens were staying that night and won't clarify what they were doing out on Routt Road. They insist that it's all under investigation.
Homeowners pointed out the spot where 18-year-old Dillon Walker was when he was fatally shot by his friend. It was a wooded area at the entrance of their home off Routt Road in southeastern Fern Creek.
Why they were there and what exactly happened is still not clear to police. Dillon had just graduated from Western Hills High School in Frankfort and was planning to move into his dorm this weekend along with his best friend, J.P. Isaacs.
"I still kind of can't believe it," J.P. said.
The two had been friends since the first grade. J.P. talked to us from Eastern Kentucky University while he was moving into his dorm, something he was supposed to have been doing with Dillon.
"It's hard to think I just lost one of my best friends, you know,” he said. "One of our pretty much, brothers."
J.P. told us Dillon was energetic and lit up a room. He had plans to study aviation. A few months ago Dillon became an honorary member of the Kentucky National Guard where he volunteered.