Suspect arrested after shooting man at Breonna Taylor protest

Louisville Metro Council Launched Investigation On Breonna Taylor Case

The shooting on Saturday night in Louisville also resulted in a second person being taken to hospital with injuries described by police as non-life-threatening.

Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park.

One person has died, and another one was injured in a shooting during protests in the United States city of Louisville, the city's Police Department (LMPD) said in a statement.

Police said on Saturday homicide detectives were investigating the shooting.

In a video of the shooting shown during the news conference, Lopez was surrounded by several people before shots were fired, and people scrambled for cover.

Another report of violence over the "Black Lives Matter" protest erupted when a man in his early 20s was charged fatally shooting another man Saturday at a park in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jefferson Square Park has been home to demonstrations regarding the death of Breona Taylor for over a month.

One protester at the scene was seen carrying a rifle and scope, according to a WAVE local news reporter.


The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death.

Seven people were wounded May 28 when gunfire erupted near City Hall, prompting Ms Taylor's mother to issue a statement asking people to demand justice "without hurting each other". On Sunday, Louisville police confirmed the suspect is in custody and has been hospitalized.

Several dozen people gathered on Sunday at Jefferson Square Park, which has been the epicentre of the continuing protests. But none of the officers faced criminal charges.

Breonna Taylor was unarmed when she was shot eight times by police. The no-knock search warrant executed by police officers was signed by Judge Mary Shaw. police said that they knocked and announced themselves, but attorneys and neighbors disagree. While the police officers said that they only fired in defense after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them, the family refused it. "I thought they were fireworks", she said.

The Louisville police have dismissed one of the officers who opened fire, Brett Hankison, saying he violated their policy on the use of deadly force by "wantonly and blindly" firing 10 shots in Taylor's apartment. "We appreciate the Metro Council taking action to hold our mayor accountable for his role in this cove-rup and his utter failure to be transparent."If he wants to continue leading this community ... he needs to be more transparent", added Piagentini".

Jefferson Square Park has been at the center of protests in the city following the police killings of Taylor and George Floyd.

Lopez "had been repeatedly asked by other members at the park to leave due to his disruptive behaviour", Mr Schroeder said.

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