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2 officers shot amid unrest in Louisville following grand jury announcement

Reports: Officer shot amid unrest in Louisville following grand jury announcement
Posted at 8:53 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 23:25:06-04

Two police officers were shot Wednesday evening in Louisville amid protests following an announcement that the two officers involved in fatally shooting Breonna Taylor would not be criminally charged, Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder confirmed.

The officers are in "very serious condition," but they're expected to survive their injuries, Schroeder told reporters. One of the officers needed surgery following Wednesday's incident. The other officer is "alert and stable."

A suspect is in custody, Schroeder said.

The officers were reportedly shot at Brook and Broadway in Louisville, which is near the University of Louisville Hospital in downtown.

The city went under a 9 p.m. ET curfew as thousands of protesters have clashed with police throughout the city.

The incident was captured live on the Louisville Metro Police Facebook page.

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden both reacted to Wednesday's shootings.

"Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to Gov. Andy Beshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!" Trump tweeted.

"Even amidst the profound grief & anger today's decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer. Those who engage in it must be held accountable. Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery," Biden tweeted.