Large avatar william

William Terrance Taylor Jr, 32
Lorain, Ohio
October 13, 2013

Agencies: Lorain Police Department Ohio

Last updated: 5 months ago

Summary Help icon

Karla Garcia was asleep on her couch around 5:20 a.m. Sunday when, seemingly out of nowhere, a man came flying through her glass window.

"He just jumped in and he screamed, 'Don't shoot! Don't shoot!' and he jumped on top of me."

Garcia was not hurt, despite the shattered glass all over the living room. She recognized the bloodied man, William Taylor, 32, who lived in the house right around the corner.

"He said, 'Please, help me! Please help me!'" Garcia recalled. "He even called police [himself]."

But police weren't far away.

Minutes earlier, officers responding to calls about shots fired, discovered the body of 21-year old Catalina Ortiz inside Taylor's home in the 1600 block of Washington Street.

She had been shot in the head and leg.

When officers arrived at Garcia's home, Taylor was already being held down on the floor by her grandfather.

"And when [my grandfather] had him on the floor, he was already calm," says Garcia.

However, as police were handcuffing Taylor, Garcia says officers tasered him, and he appeared to pass out.

Taylor later died at the hospital.