President Trump on Wednesday night offered prayers to the two cops shot in Louisville amid protests over the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case.
“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” the president tweeted. “The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help.”
The president also said he spoke to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who earlier in the day called in the National Guard in anticipation of civil unrest following the grand jury’s decision to clear officers in the shooting death of Taylor.
One ex-cop, Brett Hankison, was indicted for “wantonly” firing shots into another apartment the night she died.
The Louisville Metro Police officers were shot about 30 minutes before the city’s 9 p.m. curfew.
One of the cops was shot in the abdomen, below a bullet-proof vest, and was rushed to surgery, the Courier-Journal reported, citing sources.
The second officer was hit in the thigh, according to the newspaper.
Additional reporting by Vincent Barone
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