BREAKING: Caught On Video: Rioters Open Fire On Louisville Police, Two Officers Down – WATCH

The riots in Louisville, Kentucky have turned ultra-violent as rioters are now shooting at police & two officers have been shot. Initially, it was reported that only one officer was shot. Both officers have been hospitalized.

Protests & rioting began after the verdict was read in the Breonna Taylor case.

WDRB is reporting on the first officer shot:

“LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Louisville Metro Police Officer has been shot in downtown Louisville amid protests in response to the Breonna Taylor decision.

Metrosafe confirmed to WDRB News that an officer had been shot at Brook and Broadway sometime before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The news was also confirmed by LMPD Spokesperson Lamont Washington in an emailed statement.

No other information was immediately available. Possible injuries to the officer are unknown at this time.”

Fox 43 reported on the second officer shot:

“8:54 p.m. MetroSafe reports a second officer was shot at the initial location.

8:37 p.m. LMPD spokesperson Sgt. Lamont Washington confirms an officer has been shot.

8:12 p.m. WHAS11’s Jessie Cohen reports police have used flash bangs in the area near Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville.

7:45 p.m. Louisville police announced 13 people were arrested during protests on Bardstown Road, while an additional 16 were arrested in downtown. Exact charges were not announced.

7 p.m. Protesters return to Jefferson Square Park. After a large boom, fires can be seen across from the Hall of Justice. Most protesters cleared out as the fires continued. Crews at the scene reported fires in downtown Louisville.”



“Regg says they shot AT the cops, not in the air, massive amount of police are moving in & ambulance arriving on scene – possible guys with guns running, I am having trouble keeping up”

Louisville Police have put away the rubber bullets & tear gas & have their firearms out now.

Cries of “officer down.”

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More video of shots being fired.

Police with guns drawn.

WAVE 3 News is reporting:

“City streets have been packed with protesters Wednesday following the grand jury’s decision not to charge any of the three LMPD officers directly for the death of Breonna Taylor. One officer, Brett Hankison, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his part in the raid on Taylor’s home. He fired 10 shots from outside her apartment, several of which ended up going into adjacent units. That’s why he was fired in June, and charged Wednesday.

The FBI tweeted at about 9 p.m. that it is assisting LMPD in the shooting investigation.”


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