“Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Sunday,” denverpost.com reports. “One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said.”
“Officers and deputies from the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office were involved,” chicagotribune.com reports. “Multiple officers from both agencies sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals.”
“A witness described hearing at least 25 to 30 gunshots in the area of the B Quick store on Airline Hwy. It started shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday morning,” wafb.com reports. [Click on link to watch live coverage.]
“I walked out into the street to see what was going on, there was a man lying in the street,” the witness said. “I assume he was dead because he wasn’t moving.”
The witness tells us the shooting started before police arrived.
“This was not a come at police shooting,” the witness said. “There were men out here shooting at each other before police ever got here.”