The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested Shannon Gilday around 4:30 a.m. Monday – less than two miles from former state Rep. Wesley Morgan’s home on Willis Branch.
He is accused of breaking into the home at around 4 a.m. on Feb. 22.
He allegedly shot and killed Jordan Morgan, a 32-year-old lawyer, in her bed, according to Kentucky State Police.
Then, according to investigators, he confronted her father, a single-term state House member who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary in 2020.
Wesley Morgan returned fire and suffered "non-life-threatening injuries" in the shootout, according to authorities. The assailant fled in a white car.
Jail records show Gilday faces charges of murder, attempted murder, burglary, criminal mischief, and assault.
He was being held on a $2 million bond.
Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.