July 2016 – BATON ROUGE, La – Two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy are dead following a Sunday morning shooting on Airline Highway. Another three officers have been reported wounded, but the extent of those injuries has yet to be made available. Authorities have confirmed that one suspect is dead while two others remain at large. Law enforcement encouraged any citizens who see anything suspicious to contact police as soon as possible.
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. State Police, SWAT, BRPD and EBRSO responded to contain the area, shutting down Airline Highway from Goodwood to Old Hammond and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive. As of noon, BRPD were still on the scene at the B-Quik gas station near the intersection of Airline Highway and Old Hammond. They described the scene as active but contained.
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. Govenor John Bel Edwards has called a 3 p.m. news conference to discuss security. –WBRZ – AP