Baton Rouge police shooting, The Killing Captured on Video

Three police officers were killed, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said in a Facebook post. WBRZ-TV and The Advocate newspaper are reporting that two were Baton Rouge police officers and one was an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy.

Three officers are dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department. Police-community relations in Baton Rouge have been tense since the killing earlier this month of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black man shot by white officers after a scuffle at a convenience store. The killing was captured on cellphone video.

It happened early Sunday morning, just before 9 a.m., less than 1 mile from police headquarters

Three police officers were killed, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department said in a Facebook post. WBRZ-TV and The Advocate newspaper are reporting that two were Baton Rouge police officers and one was an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III said one gunman was shot dead, but two other suspects may be at large. A witness told WBRZ-TV that a man dressed in black with his face covered was shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza.

Baton Rouge police officers man a roadblock at Old Hammond Highway and Tara Boulevard after multiple officers were shot on July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. At least three officers are confirmed dead and at least three others wounded after the shooting, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said.  Mike Kunzelman, AP

Baton Rouge Police arrive at the scene on Airline Highway after police were shot.  Max Becherer, AP

Authorities talk to the driver of a car near an area where several officers were shot while on duty less than a mile from police headquarters on July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La.  Mike Kunzelman, AP

Baton Rouge police block Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La.,  Max Becherer, AP

A Baton Rouge Police vehicle escorts cars out of the area on Airline Highway.  Max Becherer, AP

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Baton Rouge Police Shooting