Three Police Officers Killed in Baton Rouge ‘Ambush’ Attack, Three More Injured
Update: The governor of Louisiana says the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge was unjustified.
Gov. John Bell Edwards told media Sunday afternoon that the gunman committed, "an absolutely unspeakable, heinous attack."
Edward says the hatred has got to stop.
Three officers are confirmed dead in the attack outside a store in Baton Rouge about a mile from police headquarters early Sunday morning. Three others are injured. The gunman was fatally shot.
Police say there is no active shooter in Baton Rouge.
Col. Mike Edmonson told media, "We believe that the person who shot and killed our officers that he was the person that was shot and killed at the scene.
(AP) Baton Rouge, LA - Authorities say three law enforcement officers have been killed and three have been injured in a shooting in Louisiana.
A sheriff's spokesman in Baton Rouge also said that one suspect is dead and two others are believed to be at large.
Spokesman Casey Rayborn Hicks issued a statement asking the public to report anything suspicious in the area to 911. Officers and deputies from the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office were involved in the Sunday morning shooting that took place less than 1 miles from police headquarters.
Police are using a specialized robot to check for explosives near the body of a suspect who was shot and killed in Baton Rouge early Sunday.
The suspect is believed to have been involved in the shooting of law enforcement officers in the Louisiana city early Sunday.
Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. says authorities do not have an immediate indication that explosives are present.