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Published on September 23, 2020 11:57 PM

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LOUISVILLE - Two officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department were shot Wednesday night during protests of the Breonna Taylor case, the interim chief of the Louisville Police Department confirmed in a press briefing.

Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder told reporters that one officer is in surgery, and both are in stable condition. A suspect is in custody, according to Schroeder.

?I am very concerned about the safety of our officers,? Schroeder said.

Schroeder said that around 8:30 p.m. ET, officers had been deployed downtown after shots were fired in a crowded area.

"We have had two officers shot tonight and it's very serious. It's a dangerous condition. I think the safety of the officers and community we serve is utmost importance," he added.
The names of the officers were not released.

The FBI Louisville field office said it has deployed a SWAT team to respond to a Louisville Metro Police Department officer being shot and "will continue to assist in the investigation."

The department has not provided additional details on the shooting. The department has scheduled a news conference tonight.

The 72-hour curfew is underway in Louisville, Kentucky, as protests continue following the grand jury indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

The curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. ET to 6:30 a.m. ET.

Because most protest-related violence over the past few months occurred after dark, Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order setting a countywide curfew.

?The curfew is related to the well-being of our ...