LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Video posted to social media shows Maj. Aubrey Gregory greeting his team at roll call Thursday after being shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night.
The video, posted by Councilman Anthony Piagentini, shows officers clapping as Gregory walked into the room. Piagentini said Gregory told officers how much he appreciated them.
"This is the definition of leadership and selflessness," Piagentini said. "This is the caliber of public servant defending our city."
Gregory was one of two LMPD officers shot while working near 1st Street and Broadway. Police said Gregory was shot in the hip and Officer Robinson Desroches was shot in the abdomen. Desroches underwent surgery and is expected to be okay, Chief Robert Schroeder said.
Larynzo Johnson has been charged in connection with the shooting. Schroeder said Johnson was arrested and witnesses identified him at the scene. An arrest report shows Johnson was charged with 14 counts of wanton endangerment and two counts of assault.
Schroeder did not say if Johnson was participating in protests that began after the Jefferson County grand jury's decision to indict former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the Breonna Taylor case.
The shooting was first reported during a livestream on LMPD's Facebook page. An officer can be heard saying "Officer down" and "Take cover" near the intersection of Brooks St. and E. Broadway. The stream ended abruptly.
Larynzo Johnson will be arraigned on September 25 at 9 a.m.