Transcript for Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend responds to officer who spoke out
First we have more fallout from the breonna Taylor case. Breonna's boyfriend Kenneth walker speaking out this morning after our ABC news "Courier-journal" exclusive. Alex Perez has the latest. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Michael. Kenneth walker was the only other person in the apartment with breonna that night. He says he thought intruders were trying to break in. This morning, Kenneth walker, breonna Taylor's boyfriend, is speaking out just hours after one of the officers involved in the shooting told ABC news and the "Courier-journal" that police did announce themselves at the door. She had been sleeping and I was kind of dozing off. There was a loud bang at the door. Reporter: That bang as we now know was officers executing a search warrant. She was scared to death as was I. Reporter: Walker says they never heard police announce themselves. She is still saying who is the whole time. I'm saying who late is it now? It's too late to be knocking on the door. I grabbed my gun then we proceed to go answer the door and when we get right in the doorway of the bedroom the door flies open. Reporter: One of the people rushing through, sergeant Jonathan Mattingly who told Michael in that ABC news/"courier-journal" exclusive interview that the officers had identified themselves and that when he entered the dark apartment, he saw two figures in the hallway. And as soon as I turn the corner my eyes went straight to the barrel of this gun. Reporter: Investigators say walker who legally owned his gun fired one shot striking Mattingly in the leg. A claim walker disputes. Protect breonna, protect myself. That's what was going through my head so I let out one shot, you know, at the ground figuring it's intruders or somebody trying to break in and harm us. Reporter: Mattingly and two other officers returning fire, 32 shots in total fatally striking Taylor. We were doing our job and we returned fire. This is not us going hunting somebody down. I don't know what's happening. Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend. Reporter: One of the officers was charged on the scene, Brett Hankison, with wanton endangerment of Taylor's neighbor pleading not guilty but no one was charged in connection to Taylor's death. Walker this morning responding directly to the officers. Regardless of the people responsible for her murder get charged or not they got to live with that and feel that every day. Reporter: And the judge has given grand jurors permission to talk publicly about the case. One juror has come forward to say they were never given homicide charges to consider. Michael. I'm sure there's a lot more to come out in the future, Alex. Thank you so much for that.
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