At least one Louisville Metro police officer was shot on Wednesday night, according to reports

  • At least one Louisville Metro police officer was shot Wednesday night, according to local media reports.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Louisville sent a SWAT team to the scene where the officer was shot and said it will "assist in the investigation," according to a tweet from the FBI in Louisville.
  • The condition of the police officer is unknown, but LMPD spokesperson Jessie Halladay confirmed to WFPL News reporter Amina Elahi that the officer was en route to a local hospital.
  • Representatives from the LMPD did not immediately return Insider's requests for comment on the incident.
  • Earlier Wednesday, Det. Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jon Mattingly, and Det. Miles Cosgrove were not indicted in relation to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and died after officers entered her home on a no-knock warrant.
  • A Kentucky grand jury charged Hankison with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for shooting into Taylor's apartment and potentially endangering her next-door neighbors.
  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron claimed two of the three officers were justified in their actions on the night of Taylor's death, saying it was an act of self-defense.
  • "According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,” Cameron said. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death."
  • Protests broke out in the city and across the country in response to Cameron's announcement.
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