Two officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department were shot Wednesday night during protests of the Breonna Taylor case, the interim chief of the Louisville Police Department confirmed in a press briefing.
Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder told reporters that one officer is in surgery, and both are in stable condition. A suspect is in custody, according to Schroeder.
“I am very concerned about the safety of our officers,” Schroeder said.
Schroeder said that around 8:30 p.m. ET, officers had been deployed downtown after shots were fired in a crowded area.
"We have had two officers shot tonight and it's very serious. It's a dangerous condition. I think the safety of the officers and community we serve is utmost importance," he added.
The names of the officers were not released.