NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two Louisville police officers was shot Wednesday night, officials confirmed, as demonstrators took to the city's streets to protest a grand jury's decision in the fatal March police shooting of Breonna Taylor inside her apartment while she slept.
President Trump took to Twitter late Wednesday night, writing, "Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!"
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also addressed the shootings, tweeting, "Even amidst the profound grief & anger today's decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer. Those who engage in it must be held accountable. Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery."
A suspect is in custody, Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder said.
He said one officer is alert and stable, while the other officer was in surgery and stable.
The officers were shot when they went to investigate reports of gunfire downtown. Schroeder declined to provide further details.
The FBI's Louisville field office tweeted that it had responded to at least one of the officers who had been shot, "and will continue to assist in the investigation."
There is a curfew in effect from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Earlier in the day, a grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment, angering many who wanted all three officers involved to be indicted on murder charges.