3 officers killed, 3 injured in Baton Rouge ambush, video
July 17, 2016
Three police officers are dead and at least three others injured in what is being described as an ambush Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. One suspect is dead and officers believe two others are at large.
At about 9:30 a.m., officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun when a group of gunman opened fire on them. The scene of the shooting is still active with some media reporting a standoff between officers and one of the shooters.
The shooting occurred in a community that has seen anti-police protests since the death this month of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, who was shot and killed as he wrestled with two white police officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store.