Tyler Gerth Wiki – Tyler Gerth Biography
Tyler Gerth, 27. identified the man killed in shooting at Jefferson Square. Officials say Gerth was a Trinity High School graduate and he was a photographer.
According to Louisville Metro Police Department, officers were sent to the 600 blocks of West Jefferson Street on a report of shooting around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Tyler Gerth Death
Tyler Gerth, 27, of Louisville, died just after 9 p.m. after being shot in the park at Sixth and Jefferson streets, according to Deputy Coroner Jerry Zehnder. In a statement released to WDRB News, Gerth’s family said he was a passionate photographer who was at Jefferson Square Park “documenting the movement, capturing and communicating the messages of peace and justice.”
Tyler Gerth Suspect Arrested
Police say Lopez is in custody at the hospital. He had been participating in the protests and was previously told to leave by fellow protesters and had been arrested for causing disturbances. He is charged with murder and wanton endangerment.
According to a previous citation obtained by WLKY, Lopez was arrested on June 17 for inciting a riot, harassment and disorderly conduct. The citation also said he was in possession of a handgun “with two full mags of ammo.”
Chief Amy Hess says police are now enforcing an ordinance that prohibits camping and temporary shelters in Jefferson Square Park.
“Tyler Gerth, was a beloved son, cherished little brother, adored uncle to seven nieces and nephews and a trusted friend. We are devastated that his life was taken was from us far too soon. Tyler was incredibly kind, tender hearted and generous, holding deep convictions and faith. It was this sense of justice that drove Tyler to be part of the peaceful demonstrations advocating for the destruction of the systemic racism within our society’s systems. This, combined with his passion of photography led to a strong need within him to be there, documenting the movement, capturing and communicating the messages of peace and justice. While we cannot fathom this life without our happy, inquisitive, hardworking, funny, precious Tyler, we pray that his death would be a turning point and catalyst for peace in the city he loved so much. We ask for your prayers and that the Lord would draw close in our sorrow, but we also ask that his death is not just another statistic of senseless violence. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only light can do that.”