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Breaking News! Multiple Police Officers Shot in Baton Rouge, at Least 2 Dead

Written by Onan Coca

UPDATE 8:00pm:

From CBS News:

The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources tell CBS News…

One suspect was killed and two others might still be at large, Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, previously said. However, Louisiana state police said Sunday afternoon there is “no active shooter” in Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reported that two other men were picked up across the Mississippi River in Addis and were being questioned by police as “persons of interest.”

UPDATE 1:00pm:

  •  3 officers have now been confirmed killed, 3 others were wounded.

  • 1 suspect is dead, but police remain on the lookout for 2 other suspects.


A man opened fire on police in Baton Rouge this morning and authorities report at least 5 people have been injured, and and at 2 others have died.

The police officer’s were from the Baton Rouge police department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office.

While we don’t know the disposition of the shooter, the police report that the scene is “contained,” which likely means that the shooter is no longer a threat.

From CNN:

Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said Sunday authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation, but added, “The count is three officers dead possibly.”
“There is still an active scene. They are investigating,” he said. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything.”
Earlier, Holden had said the shooter is believed to be down as well. But a source told CNN it’s an “active working scene.”
“Everything is moving fast and I have not been able to verify everything,” Holden said.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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