Pet owner who fatally shot veterinary hospital employee was acting in self-defense, grand jury finds
Last week, a grand jury chose not to indict a pet owner charged with fatally shooting 21-year-old Trent “TJ” Taylor, an employee at the Shively Animal Clinic and Hospital in Shively, Kentucky last month on Mother’s Day, May 14.
A billing dispute at Shively Animal Hospital in Shively, Kentucky did not result in a pet owner fatally shooting a vet hospital employee, as was widely and initially assumed across social media.
Police released footage of the interrogation and surveillance video aired across Kentucky local affiliates as seen here:
Although the shooting itself took place outside and was not captured on camera, events leading up to the shooting were captured on camera. The pet owner claimed self-defense but Mr. Taylor’s family insists her decision to shoot Mr. Taylor was premeditated, citing posts on social media prior to the event.