A 26 year-old Louisville man is in jail after shooting two Louisville Metro Police officers Wednesday night during a protest following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
Larynzo D. Johnson is charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and 14 counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer.
Major Aubrey Gregory and Officer Robinson Desroches were shot around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday while conducting crowd control at Brook Street and Broadway after a large crowd had set fires, damaged property and failed to disperse after being warned.
His arrest report says Johnson used a handgun to fire at police multiple times before fleeing. A witness pointed Johnson out to police who took him into custody at the Thornton’s store at 100 W. Broadway. Metro police say they have obtained video showing Johnson firing at police.
Johnson is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.
Gregory was treated at University of Louisville Hospital and released.
Desroches was shot in the abdomen. He was also taken to UofL Hospital where he remains in stable condition .
Both officers are expected to survive their injuries.