7 shot in Louisville protest over Breonna Taylor

by Jordyn Pair · May 29th, 2020 9:21 am
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Last Updated May 30th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Seven people were shot and at least one is in critical condition because of protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor was fatally shot in March when three police officers forcibly entered her apartment to serve a search warrant in a narcotics investigation. The department has said the officers announced themselves and returned gunfire when Taylor's boyfriend fired at them.

Taylor's mother said in a wrongful death lawsuit that officers did not knock at all and did not find drugs in her apartment.

The protest in Louisville "remains fluid and continues to evolve," Louisville Metro Police spokesman Lamont Washington told Reuters.

Police said they did not fire any shots, but had made some arrests.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer shared a message that he said came from Taylor's family.

🔦 The Louisville protests are separate from the Minneapolis protests over the killing of George Floyd, who died earlier this week after a police officer knelt on his neck.


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