Two police officers have been shot in Kentucky in the US after no officers were accused of offenses straightforwardly connected to the killing of Breonna Taylor in March.
Before a 9 p.m. ET countywide curfew, there were reports of gunfire close to one of the walks. Two of the officers were shot and had non-life-threatening injuries, Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder told media. A suspect was in custody, he further said.
Larynzo Johnson, 26, was in custody regarding the shooting of the two officers and was required to face an arraignment hearing on Friday morning, hearing was online or remote courts are shut because of coronavirus measures. The FBI has said it was helping with the investigation concerning the shooting.
“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” he wrote. “The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!”
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear delivered a statement, “I’m asking everybody, please go home, go home tonight. There will be many times over the coming days when there will be opportunities to be heard, and so many people are listening right now.”
In a tweet, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. Our hearts go out to the two @LMPD officers who were shot. Please pray for them and their families, & pray for our city, and all who are in pain today. For anyone who is still out, please go home tonight. Violence doesn’t get us closer to a fair, just and equitable city.
Our hearts go out to the two @LMPD officers who were shot. Please pray for them and their families, & pray for our city, and all who are in pain today. For anyone who is still out, please go home tonight. Violence doesn't get us closer to a fair, just and equitable city. pic.twitter.com/fDTZkjIROj
— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) September 24, 2020
In a tweet posted to Twitter, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. “If you want to protest, please return during the daylight to peaceably protest. Violence does not get us any closer to a fair, just and equitable Louisville,” he adds. “Our hearts go out tonight to the two officers who were shot.”