Investigators identified a suspect, Shannon V. Gilday, who was located and arrested on Monday.
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Here is a timeline of what we know:
Feb. 16: Gilday’s car seen in Ohio
The car, a white 2016 Toyota Corolla with license plate 379-VMJ, murder suspect Shannon V. Gilday is believed to be driving was captured in a photo provided by the Blue Ash Police Department. The car is said to have minor damage to the front grill, according to Kentucky State Police.
Feb. 22: Shooting at Morgan family home
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, and Madison County Coroner responded to investigate a shooting that happened around 4:30 a.m at 1266 Willis Branch Road in Richmond.
Kentucky State Police told FOX 56 a woman who was living part-time in the home had died as a result of the shooting.
Wesley Morgan confirmed with the Lexington Herald-Leader the female victim was his 32-year-old daughter, Jordan Morgan, and he and his wife were also injured.
Feb. 23: Wesley Morgan opens up about the invasion
During the home invasion, Wesley was shot three times while exchanging fire with the intruder.
“I’m heartbroken,” Wesley said. “I can’t understand why and would give anything on this earth if it would have been me rather than her, I’d much rather it’d been me.”
He said the shooting happened just hours after Jordan went to bed.
Morgan explained, “The last thing we did was watch an episode of 1883. She got up, put her arm around me, and said ‘I love you daddy’ and I said ‘I love you too’ and then she went to bed and that son of a (expletive) killed her.”
Feb. 24: Kentucky State Police identify Shannon Gilday suspect
On Feb. 24, Kentucky State Police said their ongoing investigation alleged Shannon V. Gilday forced his way into the home around 4 a.m. armed with a rifle. Upon entering the residence, police said he fatally shot Jordan while she was in her bed.
Surveillance footage on the property showed Gilday wearing a pair of tactical-style pants and jacket, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and a light-colored facemask, Kentucky State Police said.
Authorities described Gilday as approximately 6 feet tall and 167 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.
Feb. 25: Gilday’s mother provides possible motive, asks Gilday to turn himself in
Kathleen “Katie” Gilday took to Facebook to make an official statement and ask for privacy.
First I want to state that I am greatly saddened for the Morgan family, friends and loved ones for the pain and suffering it is believed by the police that my son has caused them and especially for the loss of their daughter Jordan. It is a terrible tragedy. My son Shannon Gilday, who I love so dearly, has not been of sound mind the last couple of weeks, distraught with the certainty a nuclear war is imminent. He spoke of building a bunker and the CIA following him. I tried to get him psychiatric help but to no avail.Kathleen “Katie” Gilday
“Meanwhile, I thank my family and friends for their love and support and ask for our privacy as we navigate through this unthinkable tragedy,” she concluded.
She continued asking him to turn himself in.
“I plead to Shannon to turn himself in so that he can get the help he so desperately needs,” she wrote.
Feb. 27: Vigil for Jordan
Jordan’s friend Mica Sims, who organized the vigil, said the turnout represents the solidarity in Madison County.
“We’re together standing strong. It’s a unified message and I think everyone who came out… there’s a lot of people who just didn’t know Jordan, but they’re coming together. I think that shows the strength of the community and Richmond and the family just coming together,” Sims said.
Feb. 28: Shannon Gilday arrested in Richmond
Kentucky State Police said the search for the 23-year-old murder suspect, Shannon Gilday, is over.
Authorities said Gilday was found walking along Barnes Mill Road just after 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 by a Madison County deputy and was taken into custody without incident.
Gilday is charged with murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree assault, and two counts of attempted murder.
The Madison County Clerk’s Office confirmed his bond has been set at $2 million.
Gilday was scheduled to be arraigned at 3:30 p.m. Monday, but that did not happen. The clerk’s office did not say why.
Feb. 28: Funeral held for Jordan
Services were held Monday afternoon, according to her obituary. The family asked for complete privacy during the funeral.
Mar. 1: Court documents revealed
Documents indicate the suspect, Gilday, shot his way into Morgan’s home at 4 a.m. on Feb. 22 armed with an assault rifle.
Gilday made his way into an upstairs bedroom where Jordan was sleeping, entered, and shot and killed her by firing multiple rounds, according to the arrest warrant.
Court documents said Gilday then made his way downstairs to the master bedroom where Wesley Morgan, his wife, and young daughter were located.
Documents indicate Gilday was arrested on exit 87 of I-75, approximately two miles from both the Morgan family home and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Gilday’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 2.
Mar. 2: Gilday’s arraignment
Gilday virtually went before a judge from the Madison County Detention Center at 9 a.m. Wednesday. He faces charges of murder, burglary, criminal mischief, assault, and two counts of attempted murder.
At his arraignment, a not-guilty plea was entered, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. March 9.
This story will be updated as details become available.