Three US police officers shot dead

Three police officers have been shot dead in the US city of Baton Rouge and five others were injured, US media reports say.

A police spokesman said the scene had been “contained”. It was not clear if any suspects have been detained.

Reports say a lone gunman opened fire with an assault rifle.

It follows the recent killing of a black man by police in the city. That, and another police shooting in Minnesota, led to protests across the US.

The killings triggered a revenge attack by a black army veteran who shot dead five officers in the city of Dallas.

Three police officers have been shot dead in Baton Rouge. (Reuters)

Baton Rouge police have warned residents to stay away from the scene of the latest shooting, which was near police headquarters and Airline Highway.

Footage shown on a local TV channel, filmed on a mobile phone, showed police cars arriving at a road intersection. Several shots were then heard.

Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden said he had spoken to White House officials in Washington, who had offered assistance. He said it was “a defining moment” for community relations.


Source: BBC

26 Responses to Three US police officers shot dead

  1. darrelanderson
    darrelanderson July 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm


  2. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson July 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm


  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Is this a competition? Trigger happy and both sides are killing the innocent. What is wrong with The Land of the FREE? For the love of God STOP.

    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith July 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Veronica I do not think it is a competition,people are angry,anger in coming out but in the wrong way,one thing for sure the police need to take a step back and realize what they are doing to the blacks,things need to change,but it will not change until there is some form of justice for innocent persons being killed by the police.
      Thing is in most of these cases whether black,white or rainbow these police are not being charged even though the evidence is there.
      People are very very angry.

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce July 17, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Michelle Griffith, just a figure of speech. I know they are angry and have been angry for along time. All the evidence was broadcasted on social media around the world therefore the officers involved should be held accountable for their actions. It’s now looking like an internal war, law and order have broken down because of the law that suppose to ‘Serve and Protect.’ President Obama wanted to implement gun ownership restrictions everyone was against it and now look at the state of the USA seems like no one wants PEACE.

    • Brien King
      Brien King July 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Veroniva Boyce, people want peace but they are push to war by force by these evil deeds, how long do you expect they would have kept crying with no comfort in sight ? Indeed it is a sad day but the police there have to stop their killings and calling it part of their job.

  4. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne July 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Baton Rouge is a badd area.

  5. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke July 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    How many more must die?This is not helping any. So tired of this sort of news

  6. Maria Kirton
    Maria Kirton July 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    The madness must stop. How did all the assault weapons get into the hands of the killers? NRA I am not hearing from you people.

  7. Kevin Cave
    Kevin Cave July 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Good, it’s about time they realize people aren’t going to just roll over and be killed for nothing.

    • Kevin Cave
      Kevin Cave July 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      You could go to the left with that bs reasoning of yours.

      They are guilty by association.

      If you stand by and allow corrupt cops to kill innocent black people and you do nothing to stop it, you have indulged it and allow it.

      If you were stopped and pulled over by one of those officers and shot to death, you wouldn’t be here to talk junk.

      If I knew that I could be shot and killed by the cops any time, without warning because they are on a killing spree, then I wouldn’t be rolling over and waiting for it, I’ll be looking to take as many as those mf to the grave with me.

      The more I take, the less there will be to kill more blacks.

      AN EYE FOR AN EYE!!!

    • Brien King
      Brien King July 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva, the police are killing people and getting away with it, that civilian when in a church and kill people and the judge talk about, let us remember the killer’s family and how they feel right now, with no regard for the victims he kill or their families. This evil in the U.S. has reach boiling point for these people, they are of the belief that their cries have fallen on deaf ears, so they have decided that if you can’t stop shoot me, then I will start and shoot you, can you blame them ? Isn’t it written that if you live by the sword, you will die by it ? In this case it is bullets, so you live by bullets, you will die by bullets. It is indeed sad but evil will take it’s course in earth history and events, the scriptures must be fulfilled before the LORD GOD returns. The best advice I can give anyone is to get out of America because at some point Marshall law will be in force, then it gets more evil.

    • Kevin Cave
      Kevin Cave July 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Well said Brien King.

      Stephen D Stewart, you will not reach me with sentiment, post a picture with a cop holding a child isn’t going to touch me!

      A man was shot several times in front of his daughter and his lady, he is now dead and his daughter have to live on with that grusum memory, Trayvon Martin was just a child and he was killed for being black in the “wrong” neighborhood by the neighborhood watch, his killer was found not guilty.

      What does this tell me?
      They want us to be killed and that is their mission, find any excuse to kill us.

      So as an involuntary target I’m going to fight back, I will kill them before they kill me.

      That is call survival.

    • Kevin Cave
      Kevin Cave July 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva, it’s a mentality such as mine that lead Bussa to fight for the liberation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

      But you probably would prefer the effects of such a mentality to be reversed right.


    • harry turnover July 18, 2016 at 6:56 am

      It is the mentality of people like YOU that is causing BLACK PEOPLE TO RETALIATE .
      I want the BLACKS to KILL at least 10 more next month…the MORE THE MERRIER……until they realize that BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO.
      Where were YOU when INNOCENT BLACKS WERE KILLED ??? who start killing INNOCENT people first ? you don’t read news ? you think BLACK PEOPLE can’t kill innocent WHITE PEOPLE too ?

    • Marsha Layne
      Marsha Layne July 18, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Stephen….i think that officer was killed last week by white officers who mistook him for a burglar….get your facts right.

    • Marsha Layne
      Marsha Layne July 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

      See story here…but seems not to be the cop pictured above…

  8. Lennox hewitt July 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Now that’t the problem here inocent black men police killing so inocent police blak men killing tables turn blacks snapping and there will keep snapping till police pull up dum socks .

  9. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt July 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    All police got to do stop killing black people for nothing dum in killing we for robbing banks or nothing so but dum just feel like killing so black gine do sein bout it ,

  10. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid July 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Wait every body forget Moses, and eye for and eye a tooth for a tooth

  11. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    The same way they get in to my ja and the bad man them kill people
    Now the usa police killing black and dont get a day it must stop the people cannot take it no more

  12. Julian Reifer
    Julian Reifer July 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Watch for all the coons coming out talking their crap.

  13. Nita Holligan
    Nita Holligan July 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    When you feel like you’re beaten down and impoverished a time will come when you care nothing about your life or any other….cause you have nothing to loose after all. Anything that is felt to be against you will be subject to danger or some act of violence. We all need understanding of humanity. There are too many people struggling for bare existence.

  14. Julian Marshall
    Julian Marshall July 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    At some point in time I knew this would have happened..police killing blacks for no reason.I suspected they would have been some type of retaliation at some point

  15. David July 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    United States of America chickens have come home to roost. The evil the USA has spread all over the world has now reach their homeland.
    The USA was founded on racism,sustained by racism both internally and externally and ultimately racism will destroy it.
    Thousands of Black people were brutally killed by the marauding whites in America and in many cases were made target practise by whites Americans.We hunted down shot and killed just for the enjoyment of it.
    It is payback time now.I have no sympathy for any of the families of police officers killed in America.They have no sympathies for the families of victims savagely murdered by the police.
    I concur with everything Kevin said.


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