LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NewsNation Now) — Two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky during protests reacting to the Breonna Taylor case announcement, MetroSafe confirmed to NewsNation.
Both were taken to the hospital. One officer is “alert and stable” and the other is in surgery, according to the interim police chief Robert Schroeder. Both are expected to recover.
Schroeder said police had a suspect in custody.
MetroSafe also confirmed there were “multiple shootings” throughout Louisville Wednesday evening.
Sergeant Lamont Washington of the Louisville Metro Police Department said that the police were not aware of any civilians being shot.
The Louisville Metro Police Department livestreamed part of their police response on Facebook.
“Officer down” and “shots fired” can be heard in the video.
Warning: the video below may be graphic for some viewers.
LMPD said there were close to 100 arrests Wednesday, but will have a more exact number on Thursday.
Kentucky’s governor Andy Beshear released a video on Twitter condemning the violence Wednesday night.
President Trump also tweeted about the shooting.
Protests began in Louisville after all three police officers were cleared of charges in the death of Breonna Taylor. A curfew of 9 p.m. EST is being enforced.