Baton Rouge Shootout Leaves Three Police Officers Dead, Three Wounded


Three law enforcement officers were shot dead and at least three others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

One suspect had been killed, reportedly by police gunfire, and two others, described as wearing all black, were being sought, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

Initial reports say officers responding initially to a call did exchange gunfire with the suspect, who has not been identified.

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