Louisville police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 officers

by Laura Mize · Sep 24th, 2020 2:58 pm
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Last Updated Sep 25th, 2020 at 11:23 am

Police in Louisville have arrested a man whom they say shot two officers Wednesday night during large-scale protests, looting, and violence after officials announced the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

Larynzo Johnson, 26, was charged with two first-degree counts of assault and 14 counts of wanton endangerment. Johnson is accused of shooting Aubrey Gregory, a major with the department, and Officer Robinson Desroches. Gregory was wounded in the leg and has been released from the hospital. Desroches was shot in the abdomen and is recovering after major surgery to address his injuries.

A complaint filed with the county clerk's office alleges that Johnson "intentionally used a handgun to fire multiple bullets at officers" as they responded to a large crowd that had damaged properties and set fires.

? Two other officers were injured and another was spit upon by a demonstrator as police worked to contain violence. The department has reported 127 arrests in connections with demonstrations Wednesday and overnight.


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