By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:20 BST, 25 September 2020 | Updated: 04:19 BST, 25 September 2020
One of the two officers shot during Wednesday night's riots in Louisville has returned to his police precinct just hours after being released from hospital.
Major Aubrey Gregory was greeted with a round of applause from colleagues as he arrived at the Louisville Metro Police Department for roll call on Thursday morning.
Gregory is the commander of Louisville police department's special operations division and was leading the response to riots that erupted in the city Wednesday night, following a grand jury's decision not to indict cops on murder charges over the shooting death of black woman, Breonna Taylor.
Major Aubrey Gregory returned to his the Lousville Metro Police Department Precinct on Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after he was shot during riots over Breonna Taylor
Gregory (left) is the commander of Louisville police department's special operations division. He was shot alongside Officer Robinson Desroches (right) during riots on Wednesday night
Gregory has been a Louisville police officer since 1999, according to the Courier Journal.
He previously served as commander of the city's Fifth Division and has experience working with Louisville's SWAT team and bomb squad.
Meanwhile, the second officer shot during the night of violence in Louisville on Wednesday - Officer Robinson Desroches