September 23, 2020 – In Breaking News – Fox News
Two police officers were shot in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday night as protesters flocked to the streets to rally against the death of Breonna Taylor, authorities said.
Shortly after a police news conference, reports emerged on social media that a third police officer may have been injured.
(Learn More. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 23, 2020.)
The two police victims confirmed by authorities were being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Interim Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder said in a short news conference around 10 p.m. ET.
“One is alert and stable, the other officer is currently undergoing surgery and stable,” Schroeder said, adding that one suspect was in custody.
The suspect was not identified and potential charges were not available.
(Two Louisville police officers were shot amid protests following the announcement that no officers would be charged in the police killing of Breonna Taylor. It is unclear if the shootings are related to the protests. Courtesy of CBS News and YouTube. Posted on Sep 23, 2020.)
One officer was shot in the abdomen, below a bulletproof vest, while the other was shot in a thigh, sources told the Courier-Journal of Louisville.
Schroeder said the shootings happened at the intersection of First and Broadway. It was unclear whether the protests played a role in the shootings.
FBI Louisville and @LMPD are seeking the public’s help regarding the shooting of LMPD officers on 09/23/2020. Anyone with pictures or videos of the incident is asked to provide those files using https://t.co/6PCitiZl9J.
— FBI Louisville (@FBILouisville) September 24, 2020
“I am very concerned about the safety of our officers,” he told a reporter.
“I think the safety of our officers and the community we serve is of utmost importance.”
(Demonstrators packed a New York City plaza Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Courtesy of NBC New York and YouTube. Posted on Sep 24, 2020.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured officers and their families, both blood and blue. Thank you for your courage in serving the citizens of Louisville.
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