Suspect arrested in Louisville, Ky. protest shooting

A protester speaks with Louisville police officers in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday, June 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

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UPDATED 3:36 PM PT — Sunday, June 28, 2020

The suspect who allegedly opened fire at a Kentucky protest has been arrested. On Sunday, Louisville police confirmed the suspect is in custody and has been hospitalized.

Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect. His condition is unknown.

Saturday’s shooting left one person dead and another injured after a protest in Jefferson Square. 27-year-old Tyler Charles Gerth, an avid photographer and protester, died at the scene.

According to authorities, the suspect had already been arrested multiple times in recent weeks for his behavior.

“We are conferring with the attorney’s office on appropriate charges to be filed. This man had been participating in the protests since they began. He had been arrested a couple of times over the past several weeks. He had been repeatedly asked by other members in the park to leave due to his disruptive behavior.” – Chief Robert Schroeder, Louisville Police Department

The protest was held in honor of Breonna Taylor, who was killed earlier this year after police entered her home on a no-knock warrant.

A protester holds up a sign during a rlally in memory of Breonna Taylor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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