6 Shot, 3 Dead, Baton Rouge Police Officers Under Fire

6 Shot, 3 Dead, Baton Rouge Police Officers Under Fire

3 Baton Rouge Police Officers Shot

3 Baton Rouge Police Officers Shot

Breaking News Update: Reports are coming in stating that the shooting may have stemmed from officers responding to a shootout between multiple suspects.

Three officers are confirmed dead and one is critically injured and two are non-critical after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday morning.

One suspected shooter has been put down, but law enforcement believe there may be two more of these animals at large…and yes, we said “animals” because anyone willing to unjustifiably kill another human being is an animal.

Original Story: 6 Baton Rouge Police Officers have been shot by what appears to have been a lone gunman dressed in black armed with a rifle. 3 officers are reportedly dead. A manhunt for the this piece of trash this is underway.

It is feared that this brutal attack on police could be in retaliation for the justifiable shooting of Alton Sterling which occurred in Baton Rouge just a little over a week ago.

This is yet another tragedy in the wake of the 5 officers killed in Dallas. Please keep these heroes, their families, and their fellow officers in your thoughts and prayers.

It is time for this to stop. Enough is enough.

USA TODAY reports:

Three police officers have been shot dead in Baton Rouge, La., and others may have been wounded, authorities said Sunday.

The three officers were shot near the department headquarters, Baton Route Mayor Kip Holden told MSNBC. At least four others were injured in the shooting, he said.

“They are investigating,” he said. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything.”

Two Baton Rouge police officers and one East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy are dead, according to WBRZ-TV’s Michael Vinsanau.

The gunman was shot, a Louisiana State Police spokesman said, but his condition was not immediately clear.

Both lanes of Airline Highway are shut down from Goodwood Boulevard to Old Hammond Highway and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. The scene is still active, Hicks told The Advocate.

The Baton Rouge mayor’s office urged urged people to stay home, stay off the streets for now in immediate wake of police shooting, according to The Advocate.