Monday, November 26, 2007

(UPDATED)Breaking News: Sean Taylor Shot

Just heard this on the radio, Sportstalk 980 in DC, but Sean Taylor was reportedly shot at his home in Florida. This from the Miami Times/Herald:

According to police, Miami-Dade patrol officers received a call about 1:45 a.m. Monday that a homeowner had been shot in the leg. The homeowners told police he heard intruders at the rear door of the house, trying to pry it open.

The male homeowner went to investigate and a female in the house then heard a shot. Paramedics responded and found the victim, with a gunshot wound to the groin. He was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, police said. The shooting happened at 18050 Old Cutler Rd.

County property records list it as the address for Sean Taylor. It is a four-bath, four-bedroom house with a taxable value of $704,297.

Sportstalk 980 is reporting that a statement from the Redskins says that Sean Taylor is undergoing treatment at a hospital for a gunshot wound.

As a Redskins fan, i'll give you the word that were heard all across DC after this news came out... FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

UPDATE: Sources at Sportstalk 980 say that Sean Taylor is in critical condition with a severed artery. Horrible news if all true.

UPDATE: Miami Herald now reporting he was shot in groin and/or leg and was airlifted from his residence to the hospital.

UPDATE: WSVN TV in Miami is reporting that Sean Taylor "was shot in the leg but the bullet struck the femoral artery and he has lost a lot of blood."

UPDATE: Local 10 in Miami is reporting that a family friend who wishes to not be identified told them that Sean Taylor had been shot twice.

UPDATE: 1:42pm - Sportstalk 980 is now reporting that Sean Taylor is in a coma at the hospital. It is not known whether it is an induced coma or if he fell into one on his own.

UPDATE: 3:15pm - The Miami Herald is all over the story with an excellent description of the events prior to the shooting. "The noises Sean Taylor and his girlfriend heard in their house early Monday turned out to be their worst nightmare.
At least one armed intruder had broken into the $900,000 Palmetto Bay house of the star NFL player and were at his bedroom door. Taylor rose from bed to investigate, and just outside his bedroom, was shot in the groin and critically wounded. He collapsed back into the room, where he breathed heavily as blood gushed from his wound, according to Taylor's lawyer and family friend, Richard Sharpstein."
Also, about his injuries, "Sharpstein said Taylor, 24, emerged from surgery about 12:30 p.m. but had lost a lot of blood and remained unconscious, possibly jeopardizing his brain. He is in intensive care and doctors have allowed his family to see him."

UPDATE: 4:15pm - has video of players reactions.

UPDATE: 7:03pm - Washington Post's Jason La Canforia is reporting:

"Les Carpenter, who is working the story for us in Miami, heard rumblings that Sean may have opened his eyes.

I have not been able to get that confirmed but just heard from a team offical that Sean is now responsive, which is obviously a turn for the best. I will continue working away to get more details, but this is obviously a turn for the better after Sean spent much of the day in a 'non-responsive and unconscious' state.

As the person put it: 'Finally, the first good news all day.' Let's hopes it's the first of more to come."

UPDATE: 7:11pm Jason La Canforia for the Washington Post has confirmation from Vinnie Cerrato that Sean Taylor has regained conciousness:

Vinny Cerrato just called us with confirmation.
"He was responsive to the doctor's requests to squeeze his hands and showed facial expressions. The doctors were very happy about that," Cerrato said " ... Two doctors came and told us they were excited about that."
Cerrato also confirmed my earlier reports about Sean being "non-responsive and unconscious." Cerrato said: "We'd heard all that and what they told us was to hope foir a miracle."

UPDATE: 9:18 Jason La Canforia provides more details from Redskins Insider. Apparently Sean Taylor flatlined twice during his 7 hour surgery and as of now, according to his attorney, has not opened his eyes, but has responded to doctor's stimuli. He is still in critical condition. This is one of the scariest and sadest moments in Redskins history. The Deuce's thoughts are with him and his family.


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Chimpanzee Rage said...

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Anonymous said...

well,while anyone regrets the loss of a life so early, one can easily infer a few things:
1. ex-U of Miami player - need I say more? Folsom Prison has a cleaner rep.
2. this guy had a rap sheet - even the NY Times reported that a felony charge was dropped in exchange for some good old-fashioned brand-building "community service".