This story has been updated.
A sculpted bust of Breonna Taylor in downtown Oakland lay in pieces Saturday, apparently vandalized just two weeks after it was first installed.
The bust's sculptor, Leo Carson, told KQED that the sculpture was created to support Black lives.
"This vandalism is an act of racist aggression, and it shows why sculpture and art matters," he said. "I made this sculpture to support the Black Lives Matter movement, and while I'm overcome with rage and sadness at their cowardly act, their vandalism will make her even more potent."
It is not immediately clear who, or how, the bust was broken. The Oakland Police Department told KQED they are "aware of the incident regarding the vandalism of a bust honoring Breonna Taylor." A police report has been filed and the incident is under investigation.
The vandalism was first reported by local news outlet The Oaklandside.