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Man, 23, is arrested in fatal shooting at Breonna Taylor demonstration

by Kate Begg (2020-07-03)


A 23-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of a photographer documenting a Breonna Taylor protest at a park in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday night, police said. 

Steven Lopez is being held in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Tyler Gerth, who was fatally wounded after bullets were fired at the Taylor demonstration, according to an arrest citation. 

Lopez, who had been seen at other protests and was previously arrested with other demonstrators, was wounded in the leg by gunfire from bystanders at the park who were defending themselves, the arrest citation said. 

He has been charged with murder and wanton endangerment. 

Steven Lopez, a 23-year-old protester, was arrested in the fatal shooting of a photographer documenting a Breonna Taylor protest at a park in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday night

Steven Lopez is being held in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Tyler Gerth (pictured), who was fatally wounded after bullets were fired at the Taylor demonstration

Video footage (pictured) taken at the peaceful protest just before the mayhem began around 9 p.m. in Jefferson Square Park showed a gunman opening fire on masses of people who were in attendance.