Larynzo D. Johnson, 26, was charged with 14 counts of wanton endangerment and two counts of assault on a police officer after the shooting on Wednesday night in a Louisville protest.
He was arrested at 8.40 pm, according to his arrest citation, which says he 'showed an extreme indifference to the value of human life' and put officers at risk of death or serious injury.
Authorities even expect ballistics to prove the shots fired came from the handgun in his possession.
Major Aubrey Gregory, was shot in the hip and has been released from the hospital, Officer Robinson Desroches was also shot and required emergency surgery, though he is expected to survive.
Retired police Sergeant Betsy Brantner Smith said "A police officer shot in the gut, and a police officer shot in the hip, in the middle of violent riots and looting would indicate to me that that should be - at a minimum - attempted murder"
Betsy is not the only one to think so as witnesses identified him as the man seen firing a gun at the cops and running from the scene saying he was armed at the time of his arrest.
A spokesman for the Jefferson County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney said that the charges against Johnson had been arranged by arresting officers, and could be renewed if needed.
As the facts suggest, in Kentucky, people who fire shots at police officers have always been charged with attempted murder - even when they don't hit.
Another example is Jason William who was alleged guilty in December to attempted murder after firing eight rounds from a .22 caliber rifle through the side of a house in Knox County, nearly missing cops who were examining an assault complaint. He was sentenced to 11 years.
Brantner Smith, who served for 29 years in the Naperville Police Department in Illinois, said that so far prosecutors have published little evidence in the case, asking for more transparency.
The incident has even got a political comment on twitter, saying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris legitimizing the topic, as Republican Jhon Cardillo tweeted, "Larynzo Johnson The suspect in the shooting of the two Louisville police officers. #BlackLivesMatter is a movement of cop killers and terrorists. Democrats like @JoeBiden/@KamalaHarris admire and enable them."
Johnson has no previous arrests for violent crimes or felony convictions. For now he is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.