Riots : At least two police officers have been shot in Louisville, Kentucky due to Breonna Taylor case.



On Wednesday, protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, after the state's attorney general announced that the police officers responsible for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, will not face criminal charges over her death.


At least two police officers have been shot in Louisville, Kentucky, amid civil unrest over a decision by state Attorney General Daniel Cameron suggesting that the use of force by two police officers in Breonna Taylor's death in March was justified under state law. 

Louisville Metro Police Department chief Robert Schroeder said at a press conference that a suspect has been taken into custody after the shooting.



"Both officers are currently undergoing treatment... One is alert and stable. The other officer is currently undergoing surgery and stable. We have one suspect in custody", he said.

According to NBC, the two officers have been taken to University of Louisville hospital after they were shot.

The shooting of the two officers prompted a reaction from US President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he was "praying" for them and expressed his readiness to offer help from the federal government.

​​Following an initial report that one LMPD officer has been shot, the FBI announced in a statement that it had responded to the shooting.

"The FBI Louisville SWAT team has responded to an LMPD officer being shot and will continue to assist in the investigation", the statement said.

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