3 Police Officers Killed, Multiple Injured In Baton Rouge Shooting


3 Law Enforcement Officers Killed, 3 Others Injured in Baton Rouge Shooting

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Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Killed

Dallas police stand near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7.
Cops’ families: We worry every day

Van Jones: Cops, blacks both feel targeted
FILE – In this June 25, 2010, file photo Britain’s Prince Harry fires a Colt M4 assault riffle on a United States Military Academy range in West Point, N.Y. The Defense Department is searching for the successor to the M4 combat rifle and gun makers are loading with lobbyists to win the work. Colt Defense of West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal to provide M4s to the U.S. military and didnt need a hired gun looking out for its interests in Washington.

Authorities talk to the driver of a car near an area where several officers were shot while on duty less than a mile from police headquarters, Sunday,

Police: Three officers feared dead in Baton Rouge
Dallas police stand near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7.
Cops’ families: We worry every day

Van Jones: Cops, blacks both feel targeted
FILE – In this June 25, 2010, file photo Britain’s Prince Harry fires a Colt M4 assault riffle on a United States Military Academy range in West Point, N.Y. The Defense Department is searching for the successor to the M4 combat rifle and gun makers are loading with lobbyists to win the work. Colt Defense of West Hartford, Conn., had an exclusive deal to provide M4s to the U.S. military and didnt need a hired gun looking out for its interests in Washington. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman, Pool, File)
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Authorities talk to the driver of a car near an area where several officers were shot while on duty less than a mile from police headquarters, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Mike Kunzelman)
Police: Scene active but contained
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Witness describes Baton Rouge police shootout scene

Police: Three officers feared dead in Baton Rouge

— One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large
— Police are looking for anyone wearing army fatigues, all black or possibly a mask

In a city already tense following a high-profile police shooting of an African-American man, three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday. Officials think the attack on the officers is the work of multiple gunmen.
Police received a call of a “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived, the shooting began.

One of the suspects is dead. Authorities believe two others may be at large.
“If they are wearing army fatigues; if they are wearing all black; if they are wearing a mask; if they are wearing anything that’s out there, please, give us a call,” said Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L.J. McKneely.

The shooting took place around 9 a.m. (10 a.m. ET) in the city of about 230,000 people.
Since the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police earlier this month, the department has worried about credible threats against officers.

“This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

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