Patterico's Pontifications

7/17/2016

Three Police Officers Killed in Baton Rouge

Filed under: General — JVW @ 10:01 am

[guest post by JVW]

It’s getting worse and worse out there for police. Three Baton Rouge Police Department officers were shot and killed earlier today. They were responding to reports of a man who was “shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza,” according to eyewitness accounts provided to a local radio station. When police arrived, at least two other suspects opened fire, suggesting that this was a coordinated ambush.

Baton Rouge, of course, was the site of the July 5 shooting of Alton Sterling as he was being arrested for illegally selling movies and compact discs.

Here is the link to Twitter moments for this developing story for those who like to follow the news that way.

– JVW


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