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.
"Actually we were just talking about him earlier this week, long before the shooting about how much he had helped us," Kentucky's National Guard Spokesperson David Altom said.
Dillon was able to identify 60 Kentucky soldiers who had died in the line of duty, adding their names to a National Guard Memorial in Frankfort.
Friends are now trying to come to grips with the tragedy.
"I'm still kind of in shock about it," J.P. said. "To me it doesn't make any sense."