The Latest: Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, suspect shot

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The Latest on police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local):


8:20 a.m.

Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot during a confrontation with a suspect are in stable condition at an area hospital.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said he does not believe the officers' injuries are life-threatening.

Dabadie said the suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery.

Police say the suspect led the officers on a 2-mile vehicle chase early Saturday, then exited his vehicle with a rifle and fired at them. The officers returned fire, striking the suspect.


Police in Louisiana say two officers and one suspect are being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds after a confrontation in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola says the officers confronted the suspect after a 2-mile vehicle chase early Saturday. The suspect exited his vehicle with a rifle after the chase and fired at the officers, hitting both.

The officers returned fire and struck the suspect.

All three are hospitalized. Their conditions were not immediately available.