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

(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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