Louisville Police Release Identity Of Suspect Connected To Shooting Of Two Officers
Two officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky overnight amid citywide riots in reaction to the verdict of the Breonna Taylor case. A suspect has been charged and identified by Louisville police in connection with the shooting, according to local reports.
Suspect Larynzo Johnson, 26, was arrested Wednesday after the two officers were shot. Louisville police confirmed the officers were both taken to the hospital and one underwent surgery and both were said to be in stable condition Wednesday night.
The shooting occurred hours after the Breonna Taylor’s case was decided. One former officer was indicted for “wanton endangerment” for shooting into a neighboring apartment.
Many took to the streets in frustration over the fact that the officers that were serving the warrant in Taylor’s apartment didn’t face charges. Moreover, rioters and protestors felt murder charges were warranted.
In anticipation of the decision, Louisville Police declared a state of emergency. However, the situation escalated beyond what the police could handle and ultimately led to Wednesday night’s shooting.