Blake Walsh, the boyfriend of Kaylin Gillis, has finally spoken up about the tragic loss of his 20-year-old girlfriend.
Blake Walsh posted a photograph of Gillis feeding birds on a beach.
Friends commented below with one saying, “Thinking of you bud” and another adding: “She loved feeding animals. Love you, brother.”
Also, Gillis’s father Andrew Gillis wrote on Facebook: “Rest in Peace, my baby girl.
“Daddy loves you so much.”
Kaylin Gillis was shot dead by an upstate New York homeowner Saturday night after the driver of the car she was riding in turned into the wrong driveway, authorities said.
Kaylin was inside the vehicle with three pals when they made a wrong turn into a driveway while searching for a friend’s house in the town of Hebron, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
As the driver of the car was leaving, Kevin Monahan, the owner of the home the group accidentally pulled up to, allegedly fired two shots from his patio at the vehicle, authorities said.
Gillis was struck by one of the bullets.
Monahan, 65, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy said during a Monday press conference.
“This is a very sad case of some young adults who were looking for a friend’s house and ended up at this man’s house who decided to come out with a firearm and discharge it,” Murphy said.
After the gunshots rang out around 10 p.m., Gillis and the friends drove away until they could call for help in a neighboring town, Murphy said, noting the area lacks reliable cellphone service.
Gillis was pronounced dead when first responders reached the car.
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