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US 1 dead, 1 injured at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky

08:40  28 june  2020
08:40  28 june  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

Suspect arrested following fatal shooting at Breonna Taylor protest at Kentucky park (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

  Suspect arrested following fatal shooting at Breonna Taylor protest at Kentucky park (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday at a Kentucky park where a crowd was protesting the death of Breonna Taylor, officials said Sunday. The suspect, who has not been identified, was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason, and police and prosecutors have discussed charges.

A rally against the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.Credit Bryan One man was killed and another person was injured in a shooting Saturday evening in a park where Louisville has been a center of the protests against police violence that have following the death of George

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky , where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor . Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park came in around 9 p.m

At least one person was killed and another injured in a shooting Saturday night in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at the site of ongoing protests over the death of Breonna Taylor.

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In a series of tweets, Louisville police said they received calls around 9 p.m. that gunshots had been fired near Jefferson Square Park. Police then received calls that members of the sheriff's department were performing life-saving measures on a man who later died at the scene.

Shortly after, police received reports of another shooting nearby. The person who was shot was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Video shows barrage of bullets at Louisville Breonna Taylor protest that left 1 dead

  Video shows barrage of bullets at Louisville Breonna Taylor protest that left 1 dead A shocking video has emerged showing gunfire ring out during the shooting at a Louisville, Ky. protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor Saturday that left one dead and another injured. © Provided by FOX News Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky were investigating after a suspect opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protesters at Jefferson Square Park. Tyler Charles Gerth, 27, of Louisville, died of a gunshot wound Saturday night, the Jefferson County coroner's office said in a news release.

The two deceased people and the four injured ones were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, spokeswoman Allison Hendrickson told The Associated Press. 1 Fatally Shot at Breonna Taylor Protest Park in Kentucky . Park has been the epicenter of protests against the police.

Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers on March 13, 2020.

Video posted to social media appeared to show a man opening fire as people scrambled to take cover, The Associated Press reported.

Police cleared the park and were “trying to gather as much information as possible in order to identify all who were involved in the incident,” the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement.

"I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered," Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted. "It is a tragedy that this area of peaceful protest is now a crime scene."

For weeks, Jefferson Square park has been home to protests over the police-involved deaths of Taylor and George Floyd. The Saturday night shooting was at least the second during nearly a month of protests in Louisville, The Associated Press reported. Seven people were injured on May 28 when gunfire erupted during protests.

Taylor, 26, was killed in her home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant, which has since become a flashpoint among people calling for sweeping criminal justice reform. A detective involved in her death was recently fired.

"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience," the police department's interim chief, Robert J. Schroeder, wrote in a termination letter to Detective Brett Hankison.

Kentucky Attorney General won't put timetable on Breonna Taylor investigation .
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron declined Thursday to say when his office would conclude its investigation into the conduct of officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. "An investigation of this magnitude, when done correctly, requires time and patience," Cameron said. "We will do what is right. We will find the truth.

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