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Louisville protest shooting victim remembered for kindness

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 16:35:53-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man gunned down during a Louisville protest over the police killing of Breonna Taylor was remembered at a vigil for amplifying calls for peace and helping victims of racial injustice.

Flowers and candles lined a makeshift memorial for 27-year-old Tyler Gerth, who was fatally shot Saturday. A suspect was charged with murder and wanton endangerment.

Media outlets report dozens of people joined Gerth’s father, Chuck Gerth, to take a knee Sunday night.

For nearly a month, protesters have been calling for the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death to be charged. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed by police in her Louisville home in March.