Hamza “Travis” Nagdy, 21, a protest chief recognized for his optimism and vitality in Louisville’s push for racial justice within the wake of the police taking pictures demise of Breonna Taylor, was reportedly shot and killed early Monday (November 23) in Louisville, in line with the Louisville Courier Journal.
Few particulars about Nagdy’s demise have surfaced. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Matt Sanders mentioned he was transported to College of Louisville Hospital, the place he subsequently died from his wounds.
LMPD is investigating the incident and mentioned no suspects have been recognized.
Nagdy was a daily at Jefferson Sq. Park, a preferred location the place protesters gathered to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
Antonio T-Made Taylor, an impartial reporter and youth mentor in Louisville, said about Nagdy’s death: “Travis actually believed he may assist change systemic racism. He believed he may very well be a giant a part of that change.
“What I am hoping is he’ll change into a logo of the violence that is happening, and folks will lastly give it the eye that we have to be giving to this file variety of homicides in our metropolis,” he added. “We’re simply hoping that he’ll change into a logo of what nice lives we’re going to lose if we do not wrap a motion round what is going on on.”
Taylor was killed March 13 when former officer Brett Hankison, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. John Mattingly executed a botched “no-knock” warrant at Taylor’s house which she shared together with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Believing they had been intruders, Walker fired his weapon and gunfire from the officers ensued. The 26-year previous Taylor was struck five times and died.
On Sept. 23, a grand jury returned three counts of “wanton endangerment” within the first diploma in opposition to Hankinson for firing into one other house. The opposite two officers, Mattingly and Cosgrove, weren’t charged and stay on the pressure. Hankinson was fired in July.
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