Two police officers were shot in downtown Louisville on Wednesday night amid protests over the death of Breonna Taylor, interim police chief Robert Schroeder said at a press conference. It is still unclear whether the shooting was related to the protests, but it came hours after Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, announced the decision on the Breonna Taylor case.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. local time, officers were called to respond to a crowd and reports of shots fired, Schroeder said. While they were deploying, the two police officers were shot.
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Larynzon Johnson, 26, was arrested in connection with the shooting of the officers. He is expected to face an arraignment hearing on Friday morning
Both officers were wounded, but are expected to recover. One of the officers is undergoing surgery.
Sources: CBSnews, Associated Press; Image: NYpost