Protests in Louisville, Kentucky turned fatal early this morning after at least one person was killed, police said.
At around 12:15 a.m ET, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and National Guard units were dispatched to Dino’s Food Market to clear a large crowd in the parking lot, the police chief said during an early morning presser.
“Officers and soldiers begin to clear the lot and at some point were shot at. Both LMPD and National Guards members returned fire, we have one man dead at the scene,” Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad said during a new conference.
The chief said they have several persons of interest who they are interviewing.
Authorities are also collecting video from the incident. More information is expected to be released tomorrow, the chief said.
Protests turning deadly: It is not the first fatality during the protests. At approximately 11:30 p.m. CT Friday night, a 19-year-old male was struck and killed after shots were fired into a crowd protesting, according to the Detroit police department. The victim succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.