Man killed after Louisville police, National Guard return fire into crowd

by Jordyn Pair · Jun 1st, 2020 5:37 pm

Last Updated Jun 1st, 2020 at 6:00 pm

A man was reportedly killed on Monday morning after Louisville police and the Kentucky National Guard returned fire into a crowd.

The man's name was David McAtee, according to local outlets.

"Last night at around 12 a.m., it is our understanding that the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and the Kentucky National Guard were dispatched to 26th and Broadway," Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement on Twitter. "While working to disperse a crowd, LMPD [Louisville Metro Police Department] and the Kentucky National Guard were fired upon."

It is currently unclear if McAtee was the man who fired at officers. Police are currently interviewing witnesses.

"It has been a very difficult four days for our city," Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said during a press briefing. "I think it's very, very clear that many people do not trust the police. That is an issue that we're going to have to work on and work through for a long time."

McAtee's sister said her brother was innocent.

"He didn't hurt nobody, didn't deserve to get shot down like he did," McAtee's sister told WAVE 3 News. "I don't know what happened, but whatever happened here, my brother didn't do nothing wrong. He was an innocent person, and innocent bystander. He did not deserve this at all."

She also claimed that the group of people gathered at the scene of the shooting meets in the area every Sunday for food and music.

This is the fourth day of riots and protests in Louisville after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

➡️ Go Further: Follow Disrn's full coverage of the protests and riots here.


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