Three law enforcement officers [one a sheriff's deputy] are confirmed dead, as well as one suspect, in a shooting Sunday morning near Airline and Old Hammond highways. Law enforcement believes two other shooters are at large.
From the police dispatch call:
About 8:45 a.m. on police dispatch radio, an officer makes a report about a “lady who came up and said there was a suspect walking with a (unintelligible) and an assault rifle out here behind the store."
Two minutes later, there were frantic calls for help.
"Shots fired, officer down, shots fired, officer down!” an officer could be heard yelling.
“Got a city officer down, shots fired! Shots fired on Airline!”
“I don’t know where he’s f*** shooting from,” he said.
A video shot during a portion of the incident captures the chaotic scene:
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