Officer Shot During Riot Following Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision Released From Hospital
A police officer shot during riots in Louisville, Kentucky, was released from the hospital Sunday, the Associated Press reported.
Louisville Metro Police Officer Robinson Desroches was shot in the abdomen September 23 during riots and protests following the grand jury decision to indict one of three officers in the Breonna Taylor case, according to the AP.
Desroches was released from the hospital Sunday “and is currently recovering with family,” Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told news outlets, the AP reported. (RELATED: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Announces Grand Jury Indictment Of One Of Three Officers In Breonna Taylor Shooting Case)
Another officer, Maj. Audrey Gregory, was also shot during the riots and was treated for a hip wound and returned to work less than 24 hours later.
The riots and protests erupted after the grand jury indicted one officer, Former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison, on charges of wanton endangerment for firing into a home next to Breonna Taylor’s. Taylor was fatally shot in her apartment by Louisville Police in March. Two other officers, Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, were not indicted.
Larynzo Johnson, 26, was arrested and charged as the gunman who shot the two officers, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.