Three cops were shot dead in Baton Rouge and three wounded Sunday morning by a trio of suspects, two of whom were still at large, police said.
One suspect was shot and killed by cops, authorities said. They urged locals to be on the lookout for suspicious people wearing Army fatigues, all black, or masks.
Police were using a robot to check the body of the dead suspect for explosives. Law enforcement from both the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies were injured in the attack, which occurred just before 9 a.m. local time, near a shopping center, Hammond Aire Plaza.
The shopping center is only a mile from police headquarters, and about five miles away from the Triple S Food Mart, where Baton Rouge cops shot and killed Alton Sterling, a black man, on July 5.