Deranged Black Lives Matter Hooligan Gets Charged for Killing a Journalist in Louisville
Steven Nelson Lopez, a participant in Black Lives Matter agitations in the Louisville, Kentucky area, was arrested for fatally shooting a photographer in Jefferson Square Park following a dispute with another protest.
Journalist Tim Pool reacted to this news on Twitter:
One of the BLM protesters was arrested for shooting and killing a journalist in Louisville.
He was the one firing indiscriminately into the protest camp
One of the BLM protesters was arrested for shooting and killing a journalist in Louisville
He was the one firing indiscriminately into the protest camp https://t.co/0X2EmzTFWg
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 29, 2020
Lopez is now facing charges of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a report that Louisville Metro Police officials released on June 28, 2020.
Lopez is accused of murdering Tyler Gerth, a Louisville photographer who participated in these protests.
On the night of June 27, MetroSafe Communications reported multiple gunshots being fired off at Jefferson Square Park. Officers arrived at the scene and found one person shot in the face in the middle of the park, according to details highlighted in Lopez’s arrest citation.
A number of witnesses were able to identify Lopez, who regularly went to the park, as the gunman. Video footage of the incident showed Lopez shooting a handgun into the crowd.
A number of people in the crowd fired back, shooting Lopez in the leg, per the citation’s account of the events.
Lopez was sent to University of Louisville Hospital and arrested and charged at 10:47 p.m. that night.
Protesters recounted that Lopez had an altercation with another person at the park on June 27, but it wasn’t Gerth.
Lopez had a previous police record before the shooting on June 27, which featured criminal actions such as third-degree trespassing and not maintaining his car insurance.
Although the horrific death of Breonna Taylor, people justly protested this death.
However, radical opportunists have taken advantage of the situation and are causing mayhem.
Governments at all levels need to step in and restore order if we want any semblance of productive policy discussions to continue.