Police cordon off the area after a fatal shooting at Jefferson Square Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 27, 2020. At least three petitions are circulating online calling for him to resign or be fired.Fischer's office did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News."Since day one, this administration and Louisville Metro Police Department have worked to cover up the circumstances surrounding Breonna's murder".
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. They were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
"I am deeply saddened by the violence that erupted in Jefferson Square Park tonight, where those who have been voicing their concerns have been gathered", the Louisville mayor, Greg Fischer said.More news: McGrath Ekes Out Victory in KY’s Democratic Primary
The shooting was at least the second during almost a month of protests in Louisville over Ms Taylor's death. Schroeder said the suspect had been participating in the protests since they began and had been arrested a few times.
The protests that erupted called for justice in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
For almost a month, protesters have been calling for the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death to be charged.
Lopez had previously attended protests at the park and been arrested twice before on rioting related charges, according to Louisville police.More news: Ethiopia to fill controversial Blue Nile dam despite protests from Egypt, Sudan
No Police FiringPolice did not fire any weapons, LMPD Sgt. Lamont Washington told CNN.
Those protests expanded dramatically after the 25 May killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned his knee to Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. The no-knock search warrant executed by police officers was signed by Judge Mary Shaw. police said that they knocked and announced themselves, but attorneys and neighbors disagree.
The police officers said that they only fired inside Ms. Taylor's home after they were first fired upon by Kenneth Walker, Ms. Taylor's boyfriend.
"He had been repeatedly asked by other members at the park to leave due to his destructive behaviour", Schroeder said. Instead today we are in still in deep mourning because your life was taken from you prematurely at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department & 3 of its incompetent officers who entered your home with malicious intent serving a "no knock warrant" when the people the police were looking for were already in custody.More news: Hollywood comedy legend Carl Renier has died
"After talking with Breonna Taylor's family, I've come to the conclusion that it's long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants".