Redskins Player Dies a Day After Being Shot

Sean Taylor, 24, never recovered from wounds in apparent break-in
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2007 5:24 AM CST
A Miami-Dade County Police officer walks back to a house owned by Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 while investigating a shooting at the home in Palmetto Bay, Fla. Officers...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor died this morning a day after being shot in his Miami home, the Washington Post reports. "He did not make it through the night," said his attorney. Taylor, 24, was shot in the leg yesterday in an apparent home invasion, and the bullet severed his femoral artery.

Police say Taylor apparently confronted at least one intruder in his home, but the investigation is continuing. In a previous break-in November 18, someone went through drawers and a safe and left a kitchen knife on Taylor's bed, the Post notes. Taylor's fiancee and daughter were unhurt in Monday's shooting.