UPDATE: Monday 1:39 p.m. One of the officers wounded in the ambush has been released from the hospital, and another remains in critical condition, according to officials. 51-year-old Bruce Simmons was being treated for non-life threatening injuries, and he was released Monday. 41-year-old Deputy Nicholas Tullier continues to fight for his life.

UPDATE: 5:18 p.m.

Two of the victims are being identified as Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald.

Matthew Gerald FB photo
Montrell Jackson FB Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson posted the following statement on Facebook just nine days ago.

Montrell Jackson FB Post

************************************************************************************************UPDATE: 4:02 p.m.

CBS news, and FOX News, are reporting the suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri. Long, born on July 17, 1987, is said to have made the deadly attack on his 29th birthday.

*************************************************************************************************UPDATE: 3:37 p.m.

Law enforcement officials, Mayor Kip Holden and Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed media about the current investigation at 3 p.m. today.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said,"There is no active shooting scenario in Baton Rouge. We do not have any other shooter held up in the area."

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux: Six officers have been shot. Three are Baton Rouge Police Department officers. Two of them have been killed; one other being treated in a hospital.

Three East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies have been shot. One of the deputies, a 45-year-old male, has died. Another deputy, a 42-year-old male, is in critical condition and is fighting for his life. The third EBRSO deputy, a 51-year-old male, is in surgery with non life-threatening injuries.

"This is not so much about gun control as it is about what's in men's hearts," said Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.

Both Edwards and Holden acknowledged Pres. Barack Obama who offered prayers and assistance from Washington.

Obama is scheduled to hold a press conference from Washington at 3:30 p.m., but that is being delayed at the moment.

KPEL will air Obama's remarks when the conference begins. Tune into KPEL 96.5 FM. or on your mobile device with the Radio Pup app, to stay up to date on this story.

****************************************************************************************************UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge City Councilman John Delgado shares details on the shooting.

****************************************************************************

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.

The above video was retrieved from Facebook Live earlier today. Here an eyewitness describes what she sees as police arrive on scene of the shooting.

Police are currently interviewing two individuals believed to have information on the shooting and/or the shooting suspects.

*************************************************************************************************UPDATE: 1:40 p.m.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is scheduled to speak at a press conference at 3 p.m. about the tragic shooting.

The Associated Press reports Edwards is at the Baton Rouge hospital where injured officers are being treated. He is meeting with those officers and their families.

One suspect is dead; two others are believed to be at large.

*************************************************************************************************

UPDATE:1:20 p.m.

WWL-TV reports: Three law enforcement officers - two from the Baton Rouge Police Department and one from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office - have been killed after as many as seven were shot, according to authorities from the East Baton Parish Sheriff's Office.

***********************************************************************************************

UPDATE:11:58 a.m.

Associated Press: Police say they are using a specialized robot to check for explosives near the body of a suspect who was shot and killed in Baton Rouge early Sunday.

Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. says authorities do not have an immediate indication that explosives are present.

Site of Shooting (Google Maps)

****************************************************************************************************

UPDATE: 11:51 a.m.

The Associated Press confirms three law enforcement officers have been killed and three have been injured in the shooting.

Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement about the shooting.

“This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing. Rest assured, every resource available to the State of Louisiana will be used to ensure the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice. For now, I’m asking all Louisianans to join Donna and me in praying for the officers who were involved and their families as the details continue to unfold.” 

*************************************************************************************************

UPDATE: 11:25 a.m.

Seven officers have been shot; three confirmed dead.

*************************************************************************************************

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden told CNN he believes the shooter has been taken down.

*************************************************************************************************

UPDATE:10:15 a.m.

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation, but added, "The count is three officers dead possibly."

The victims may include police officers and sheriff's deputies.

 Sources tell KPEL the shooting began at police headquarters nearby. Officers chased the shooter to Old Hammond Highway. News is coming in over police scanners reporting as many as 10 officers down.

*************************************************************************************************

Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge.

WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge is reporting a shooter has shot at least one officer this morning near Airline Highway and Old Hammond Highway.

WBRZ-TV says a witness reported seeing a man dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately as he walked out between a convenience store and a car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday.

The manhunt started immediately after.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed Airline Highway between Goodwood and Interstate 12.

More details to come.