A man has died in Louisville after being shot at by LMPD and Kentucky National Guard forces, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
In an earlier statement, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad confirmed that a man had been shot and killed, but did not say whether or not the individual had died as a result of shots fired by law enforcement. Conrad linked the shootout to the protests in the city.
Protests have gripped Louisville in response to the death of Breonna Taylor, 26, a black EMT killed by police during a botched no-knock raid on her apartment on March 13. The demonstrations have intensified further since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man killed by police in Minneapolis last month, sparking unrest across the nation.