BREAKING: Three Baton Rouge Police Officers Shot Dead, Others Wounded

Three officers have been shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More details are below, reported by The Advocate. We will update this story as more details come in.

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Update, 10:16 a.m.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the area is still an active scene.

Both lanes of Airline Highway are shut down from Goodwood Boulevard to Old Hammond Highway and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive, Hicks said.

About 20 police officers wearing bulletproof vests are near the scene and a helicopter is flying overhead.

Update, 10:05 a.m.

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola confirmed that several officers were shot by gunfire.

The scene is “contained,” he said, but was unable to confirm if the suspect(s) were apprehended.

Coppola said that East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies may have also been among those shot.

 

Update, 10 a.m.

Two Baton Rouge police officers shot on Sunday morning have died, confirmed William Daniel, the city-parish’s chief administrative officer.

Update, 9:56 a.m.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden tells CNN that “three police officers are feared dead.”

Original story

At least one police officer has been shot in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, and there’s an active shooter situation in the area of Airline and Old Hammond highways, Baton Rouge police confirm.

As of 9:30 a.m., Airline Highway was closed in both directions between Goodwood Boulevard and Interstate 12.

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