Reports released in Madison County shed more light on Jordan Morgan murder

Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 18:09:51-05

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — More information has been released on the murder of 32-year-old Jordan Morgan at her father's home on Willis Branch Road in Richmond last Tuesday morning.

Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall, says, “We have detectives that have spent some time in length with Mr. Gilday just trying to learn what happened and mostly why.”

After several days 23-year-old Shannon Gilday was arrested Monday morning.


Records LEX 18 got from the Madison Hall of Justice say Shannon faces six charges including murder, attempted murder, and assault. A Sheriff's Deputyarrested Gilday, Monday morning as he walking along the exit 87 overpass on I-75.

“We don't know his travels," Trooper Hall said. "Where all he has been since he has been on the run…. We do not believe he was in Madison County the entire time.”

The criminal complaint reveals that on February 22 around 4 a.m., Gilday entered the Morgan home through an upstairs window. They say he used an assault rifle to kill Jordan Morgan while she slept in bed.

"He climbed that scaffolding and broke into the upstairs door where Jordan had her bedroom and her little living room and her own bathroom, and she was laying asleep in bed,” says Jordan’s father, C. Wesley Morgan.

Reports say Gilday shot his way back downstairs to the master bedroom where C. Wesley Morgan, his wife, and his juvenile daughter were.

Morgan says, "I scampered across the floor behind my bed. I came up with a sig nine-millimeter out of my top drawer. I laid down on my bed and I shot him 11 times. I shot at him 11 times. Now did I hit him 11 times? Probably not, but I’m pretty positive I did hit him."

Gilday is expected to appear in district court this Wednesday at 9 AM.