Louisville Police and Soldiers Return Fire, Killing Man
Police officers and National Guard soldiers enforcing a curfew in Louisville fatally shot a man Monday after they returned fire while clearing a large crowd.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement that police officers and the National Guard were sent to a parking lot at about 12:15 a.m. to break up a crowd.
The officers and soldiers were clearing the lot when they were shot at, prompting them to return fire.
One man was shot dead at the scene. It was unclear whether the person killed was the one who fired at the authorities.
Louisville police were interviewing “several persons of interests” and collecting video.
The city was under a “dusk to dawn” curfew on Sunday night into Monday, beginning at 9 p.m.
Louisville saw a weekend of protests, as the city mourned 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in her home in March by police officers who were executing a “no-knock” warrant targeting her former boyfriend.