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7 people shot during ‘protests’ in Louisville over police shooting

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Louisville, Kentucky – A Thursday night protest over the “no knock” raid that resulted in the death of first responder Breonna Taylor ended in several people being shot and injured.

Beginning relatively peacefully in downtown Louisville around 6 PM, the protest turned violent as the sun set upon the Kentucky metropolis, with tear gas and gunshots filling the air.

After making several statements, Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted a video from Taylor’s family, which urged people to remain peaceful and to go home.

Instead the protests devolved into chaos and seven people were shot and police were forced to deploy tear gas into the crowds, according to WLKY.

One of the victims is in critical condition at the time of this publication.

Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro Police Officers after the plainclothes officers mistakenly carried out a “no-knock raid” on her apartment in March. During the confusion, her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire to defend against what he thought was a home invasion. 

While Walker’s salvo forced the LMPD to retreat and the mistakes surrounding the raid were realized after the fact, Walker was initially charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

The charges against Walker were dropped last Friday after prosecutors claimed they needed more evidence.


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