One man fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky

Clay Curtis
June 30, 2020

"While most protesters in the park have been largely peaceful, things changed last night when shots rang out in the park, leaving one dead and one other shot", the force announced on Twitter.

Police cordon off the area after a fatal shooting at Jefferson Square Park, in Louisville, Kentucky.

LMPD said the park would remain closed for several hours as police investigate the incident.

Videos on social media show protesters fleeing the area and, in some cases, diving and crouching behind nearby parked cars, tents and trees as shots are fired.

She additionally went on to participate in #BlackoutTuesday, a hashtag used to advertise a day of silence on June 1 to indicate assist for the Black Lives Matter motion in addition to assist for justice for all of the black lives which have been unjustifiably taken over time.

The shooting was at least the second during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Taylor's death. The suspect they were looking for was already in custody.

People were then seen cowering for cover, with the man filming the horror gasping "oh my God!" as he came across someone laying in a pool of blood in Jefferson Square Park following the 9 p.m. shooting.

1 dead after shots fired into crowd at Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky

The protests that erupted called for justice in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Protesters have been calling for the officers involved in Taylor's death to be charged. However, many protests turned into riots complete with violence against police and civilians as well as acts of vandalism, arson and looting. Police returned fire, hitting Taylor eight times, resulting in her death. Police arrived to hand out flyers that said overnight camping and cooking at the site is banned, but protesters will be allowed to gather. "I thought they were fireworks", she said.

According to the Courier-Journal newspaper, the protests over the police shooting of Breonna Taylor have been going on in the city park for weeks. Believing it was intruders, Williams fired his weapon and gunfire from the officers ensued. No-knock warrants allow law enforcement officials enter a residence forcibly without having to announce their goal or identifying themselves as police.

"This is absolutely not what they wanted or any of us wanted. He had been repeatedly asked by other members in the park to leave due to his disruptive behavior".

A person holds a sign Friday, June 5, 2020, that mentions Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by Kentucky police on March 13, during a protest Friday, June 5, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash., against police brutality.

The city council voted this month to ban no-knock warrants, which allow police to enter a home unannounced.

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