3 Cops Shot, Killed in Baton Rouge

At least 3 more shot, and 1 shooter is dead; 2 others believed at large
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2016 10:37 AM CDT
Updated Jul 17, 2016 12:14 PM CDT
At Least 3 Cops Killed in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Police block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 17, 2016. At least three officers are confirmed dead and at least three others wounded, a sheriff's office rep said. One suspect is dead and officials believe two others are still at large.   (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

(Newser) – At least three police officers in Baton Rouge have died after being shot Sunday, reports the Advocate, in a chaotic scene that is reportedly still active. Three other cops were shot and one suspected gunman is dead, reports the AP; another two suspects are believed to still be at large. Police responded to a report around 9am of a "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle," a source tells CNN; the shooting then began. "There is still an active scene. They are investigating," Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, told CNN earlier. "Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything." Police are currently using a robot to check the area around the dead suspect's body. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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