This is so sad. There was encouraging news last night, but Sean passed away in the night. Radio here in DC is saying that there was a break-in last week, when things were stolen and a kitchen knife was left on a bed. Sean was visiting the home with his girlfriend, who is reportedly actor Andy Garcia's niece, and year-old daughter to look into the break-in and set the house to rights. According to the girlfriend, they were awakened by loud noises. Sean got up and grabbed a machete to investigate. Before he could leave the room, the locked door was smashed in. Two shots were fired, one hitting Taylor in the groin and severing his femoral artery. No one else was injured, and his daughter slept through the whole thing. Reports also say that the phone lines to the house were cut before the attack, and that Taylor's girlfriend had to call 911 on a cell phone. Sean Taylor was 24.
Given Sean's history, you have to wonder if this wasn't a setup the whole time to get him to come there , so they could shoot him. Given the kitchen knife, which sounds to me like a message, and the location of the injury, I'm wondering if they weren't trying to "de-man" him for lack of a better term and just missed. Or maybe they were just trying to shoot him in the leg to, again, send a message. Either way, this is just wrong. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his daughter.