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Suspect of Louisville Cop Shooting in Custody


What Happened:

  • A suspect accused of being involved in the shooting of two Louisville police officers during the Breonna Taylor protests Wednesday night is now in custody.

  • He has been identified as Larynzo Johnson, 26, and has been charged with wanton endangerment and assault of a police officer. He will be arraigned on Friday.

  • The Louisville Police said nearly 100 arrests were made overnight amid the protests after the Wednesday's grand jury decision to not charge any officers with the death of Breonna Taylor.

  • Wednesday's long-awaited grand jury decision came more than 6 months after Taylor was fatally shot in her home. Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday that 1 of the 3 officers involved in the shooting will be indicted on criminal charges. The other two officers will not be indicted.

  • The decision has led to widespread protests and demonstrations nationwide against police brutality and systemic racism.

  • Taylor, an EMT, was shot and killed by police in her apartment six months ago following the execution of a no-knock search warrant.


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Photo Source: Louisville Police Dept.




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