2 Louisville of­fi­cers shot:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIO­NAL -

Hours af­ter a Ken­tucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville po­lice for Bre­onna Tay­lor’s death and pro­test­ers took to the streets, au­thor­i­ties said two of­fi­cers were shot and wounded Wed­nes­day night dur­ing the demon­stra­tions ex­press­ing anger over the killings of Black peo­ple at the hands of po­lice.

In­terim Louisville Po­lice Chief Robert Schroeder said a sus­pect was in cus­tody but did not of­fer de­tails about whether that per­son was par­tic­i­pat­ing in the demon­stra­tions. He says both of­fi­cers are ex­pected to re­cover, and one is un­der­go­ing surgery.

He says the of­fi­cers were shot af­ter in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports of gun­fire at an in­ter­sec­tion where there was a large crowd.

Sev­eral shots rang out as pro­test­ers in down­town Louisville tried to avoid po­lice block­ades, mov­ing down an al­ley­way as of­fi­cers lobbed pep­per balls, ac­cord­ing to an Associated Press jour­nal­ist. Peo­ple cov­ered their ears, ran away and fran­ti­cally looked for places to hide.

Po­lice with long guns swarmed the area, then of­fi­cers in riot gear and mil­i­tary-style ve­hi­cles blocked off road­ways.

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