Here we go again…the war on police officers continues and this time it’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This is a developing story and will be updated as we get more information both locally and nationally:
Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish Kip Holden, said authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation.
“There is still an active scene. They are investigating,” he said. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything.”
The shooter is believed to be down, Holden said.
“Everything is moving fast and I have not been able to verify everything,” he said.
Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L. J. McKneely said “multiple” officers were down:
Sources say two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy are dead following the shooting. Another officer was critically injured.
A witness told WBRZ News 2, a man was dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza. Shots were fired around 9 a.m. Sunday. The exact location of the business where the shooting took place has yet to be released.
The scene, however, is contained, McKneely said.
Since the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police earlier this month, the department has worried about credible threats against its officers.
“We can’t take anything for granted any more,” East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said last week.
He spoke shortly after police arrested three people they believe were planning to police in the city.