Posted by News Express | 17 July 2016 | 2,559 times
At least three police officers have been shot and killed and several others injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local officials said.
A spokesman for the sheriff's office says one suspect has been killed two other are believed to be at large. Details on the incident are still coming in.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards called it “an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing.”
Baton Rouge was the scene of a fatal shooting of a black man by police officers earlier this month.
Alton Sterling was shot by police on July 5 outside a convenience store. The shooting was recorded on a cell phone and widely circulated on social media.
Sterling’s death, along with another fatal police shooting of a black man in Minnesota, sparked protests over law enforcement’s treatment of minorities. It was at one of those protests that a black sniper shot and killed five white police officers in Dallas. (VOA)
•VOA Photo shows US Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 17, 2016.
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