BREAKING: Two officers confirmed shot in Louisville riots

It was reported that "officer down" was heard over a police scanner over the sound of gunshots fired.

Libby Emmons Brooklyn NY

Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder confirmed this evening that two officers were shot in Louisville during the Breonna Taylor riots Wednesday night. Schroder also confirmed that was one suspect in custody.

"All the information I'm about to give you is preliminary in nature and additional information may arise as this investigation continues.

"At about 8:30 tonight our officers were called to the area of Brook and College on a large crowd and shots fired in the area. As they were deploying to investigate what was going on at First and Broadway, two of our officers were shot."

He said that both officers were in stable condition at the local hospital, though one was in surgery. He also said that he was concerned for the safety of his officers. The names of the officers were not released nor were the full extent of their injuries explained.

President Trump tweeted: "Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!"

Fox News' Laura Ingraham released body cam footage from moments after one officer was shot. An officer can be heard saying "Officer down! Officer down!"

Another video was shared where the sound of gunfire is audible, and a man can be heard saying "they shot at the police."

The National Guard came in to Louisville.

Louisville police declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly and instructed activists to leave the area.

Riots and demonstrations have been escalating throughout Wednesday after the verdict was released that the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death in March of this year would not be facing criminal charges. One officer does face charges of wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor's neighbour's apartment.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.


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