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Police in Baton Rouge were investigating a murder that took place early Sunday when the gunman fired at police. The shooting resulted in a four hour standoff between the gunman and law enforcement.
Around 9:30 am on Sunday police were investigating a murder when they received a tip regarding the gunman’s location. When officers went to check the scene the gunman fired on them. After the four hour standoff the gunman was taken into custody.
Two officers were shot during the incident. One officer was killed and the other is in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.
The community came together to offer prayers and support to the officers and their families. A video taken by a nurse captured officers lining up at the hospital to show their respects
Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of a dedicated public servant who made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Baton Rouge and the State of Louisiana. It is a dark day in our state, and [Donna Edwards, first lady of Louisiana] and I send our prayers to the family and friends of both officers and to the entire [Baton Rouge Police Department] and law enforcement community during this difficult time.”
– Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
At this time the name of the officers has not been released
“My thoughts and prayers are with their families, every member of the Baton Rouge Police Department, and with all public safety officers. I ask our entire community to remember their families in your prayers, and may their sacrifice never be forgotten.”
– East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who have been impacted by this tragic event
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