Hamza "Travis" Nagdy, 21, a protest leader known for his optimism and energy in Louisville's pursuit of racial justice following the death of Breonna Taylor by police, was reportedly shot dead in Louisville early Monday, November 23rd Louisville Courier Journal.
Few details about Nagdy's death have emerged. Louisville Metro Police spokesman Matt Sanders said he was rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he subsequently died of his wounds.
LMPD is investigating the incident and said no suspects have been identified.
Nagdy was a regular at Jefferson Square Park, a popular spot where protesters gathered to seek justice for Breonna Taylor.
Commenting on Nagdy's death, Antonio T-Made Taylor, an independent reporter and youth mentor in Louisville, said: "Travis really believed he could help change systemic racism. He believed he could be a big part of that change.
"I hope it becomes a symbol of the violence that is going on and people will finally give it the attention we need to give to this record high number of murders in our city," he added. I just hope that it becomes a symbol of what great life we will lose if we don't turn movement around what's going on. "
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Taylor was killed on March 13 when former officer Brett Hankison, Det. Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. John Mattingly carried out a botched warrant that she shared with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, in Taylor's apartment. Thinking they were intruders, Walker fired his gun. Taylor, 26, was beaten five times and died.
On September 23, a grand jury returned three "willful endangerment" charges against Hankinson for shooting into another apartment. The other two officers, Mattingly and Cosgrove, were not charged and are still on duty. Hankinson was released in July.
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