Two Officers Have Been Shot By Black Lives Matter Criminals In Louisville This Evening Following The Grand Jury Announcement Regarding The Death Of Breonna Taylor Earlier Today
Update: The count has risen to three – one shot in the head, one in the vest, one in the leg.
Amidst the increasingly tense demonstrations in Louisville after today’s announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, tensions came to a head and shots rang out in the immediate metro area. Though details are currently sparse, captured video shows the altercation transpire.
Multiple Videos Recorded The Moment Gunfire Erupted:
From what can can be gleaned, multiple shots were fired at police with two officers down. As gunfire rings out, protesters flee and massive police presence rapidly unfurls. Ambulances arrive within seconds and protesters are forced down the sidewalk to clear the immediate area. “They shot at police… They didn’t shoot in the air, they shot at them…” a protester can be heard saying on video. Louisville Metro Police switched from non-lethal rounds to wielding real rifles in response to the officer-involved shooting.
🚨 Video shows the moments when shots were fired in #Louisville. Police say an @LMPD officer has been shot near Broadway and Brooks in the protests following the #BreonnaTaylor grand jury decision. #lmpd #Breonna #sayhername #louisville #kentucky #blmprotest pic.twitter.com/aY9Dk9lWlV— The Culture Updates 🏅 (@updates_culture) September 24, 2020
Video – At Broadway and Brooke, rioters fired a minimum of 10 shots at the Louisville police, striking one officer. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/IG2iN6XzQQ— CIA-Simulation Warlord 🇺🇸😈🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) September 24, 2020
LMPD Rushes Wounded Officers To An Ambulance:
WARNING: This video may be disturbing. @khyati_tv caught the moment leading up to the officer being shot in downtown Louisville. You hear it, but do not see it. Team of officers rush to ambulance. pic.twitter.com/PuotJunuEV— Amber Smith (@ambersmithtv) September 24, 2020
View Outside The Hospital:
Another view outside the ER, where it is expected the officer will be treated. pic.twitter.com/uzOtGSWr6s— Katrina Helmer (@KatrinaWDRB) September 24, 2020
LMPD Confirm Their Officers Were Shot
LMPD spokesperson Jesse Halladay confirmed in a release that an officer was shot downtown and taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention. She said a statement would be issued by the department soon.
LMPD spokesperson Jessie Halladay confirms: a police officer was shot downtown and is en route to an area hospital. She declined to provide further details and said the department would issue a statement.— Amina Elahi (@aminamania) September 24, 2020
Federal Investigators Are Assisting Louisville:
FBI and SWAT have also arrived in Louisville responding to the reports of officers down and will continue to assist in the investigation and enforcement if any other chaos takes place in Louisville tonight.
The FBI Louisville SWAT team has responded to an LMPD officer being shot and will continue to assist in the investigation.— FBI Louisville (@FBILouisville) September 24, 2020
NBC News Reports Two Officers Shot, Corroborating Reports From Local Sources:
Though it remains unclear whether or not two officers were shot during the initial shooting which took place around 8:30 PM EST or two separate incidents, it does seem that two police officers were shot in the midst of duty, trying to enforce and serve the community that has vilified them.
BREAKING: Two Louisville police officers have been shot tonight, @LMPD confirms.— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) September 24, 2020
Both are being treated at Louisville University Hospital.
Two LMPD officers have been shot here in Louisville and taken to the hospital, an LMPD source tells me— Roberto Aram Ferdman (@robferdman) September 24, 2020
Early Sources Indicate That At Least One Suspect Has Been Detained:
The shooting happened around 8:30pm. Source tells me that suspects have been detained. I’ll update with more here as I learn it— Roberto Aram Ferdman (@robferdman) September 24, 2020