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Crime Suspect Who Shot Lousiville Police Officers at Breonna Taylor Protest Identified As Larynzo Johnson

00:45  28 september  2020
00:45  28 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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2 Louisville officers shot at protest — including an LMPD major — will recover, chief says. Lucas Aulbach Darcy Costello. The two Louisville Metro Police Department officers who were injured in a shooting Wednesday night amid protests in Louisville include a major and a Second Division officer .

Louisville police shooting suspect identified . Protests erupt across the U.S after a grand jury The suspect accused of shooting two Louisville police officers during Breonna Taylor demonstrations Police said witnesses spotted Johnson firing a handgun at officers and running from the scene.

Two Louisville police officers are expected to survive the injuries they suffered after they were shot during protests Wednesday evening, and a suspect in the shooting was identified.

Adelaide Tambo et al. performing on a stage: Protesters demonstrate against police brutality at Union Station in Los Angeles, on September 23, 2020, following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville chief of police on Thursday identified the two officers who were shot during protests on Wednesday night. © APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images Protesters demonstrate against police brutality at Union Station in Los Angeles, on September 23, 2020, following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville chief of police on Thursday identified the two officers who were shot during protests on Wednesday night.

One suspect in the shooting, identified as 26-year-old Larynzo Johnson, was taken into custody Wednesday night. The shooting is under investigation, and Louisville Chief of Police Robert Schroeder said it was too early to say whether the shooter was a protest participant or what his motive might have been. The weapon used in the shooting was a handgun, but how it was obtained was also part of the ongoing investigation, Schroeder said.

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— Nearly three months after Louisville Metro Police officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her South End apartment, the department has released the incident report from that night. But it redacts Taylor 's street number, apartment number and date of birth — all of which have been widely reported.

Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020.

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) said the two officers, identified during a Thursday morning press conference as Major Aubrey Gregory and Officer Robinson Desroches, were shot at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near Broadway and South Brook Street. Gregory, whom Schroeder said has been with the department since 1999, was treated at a local hospital for a wound to his leg and released. Desroches, who joined the department last year, was shot in the abdomen and was expected to recover after undergoing "significant surgeries," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Schroeder said Gregory was commanding the special operations division Wednesday night at the time of the shooting. Gregory has been one of the department's leaders in responding to protests over the last several months, Schroeder said.

"It's been a very emotional time for our officers and our city," Schroeder said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisville is assisting in the investigation and has asked witnesses to submit any videos they may have of the shooting.

In addition to the injuries Gregory and Desroches suffered, at least two sergeants were injured in Wednesday night's protests and another was spit upon, Schroeder said.

Newsweek reached out to LMPD for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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