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Three More Cops Killed in US

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 7:00 AM
Police stop a car and direct the driver to show his hands after coming from the direction of a police shooting on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, yesterday. The driver’s car was searched, his identification checked, then he was allowed to continue. Multiple law-enforcement officers were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police, sparking nightly protests across the city.

Police in Louisiana say they are using a specialised robot to check for explosives near the body of a suspect who was shot and killed in Baton Rouge early yesterday.

The suspect is believed to have been involved in the shooting of law-enforcement officers in the Louisiana city early yesterday. Three officers are dead and three were wounded. The shooting occurred less than two kilometres from police headquarters.

Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. says the shooting took place outside a gas station and possibly inside the B-Quik convenience store nearby.

He also said the suspect's body was found nearby, outside of a fitness centre.

Mckneely Jr said authorities do not have an immediate indication that explosives are present at the scene.

Two other suspects are believed to be at large, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The public should call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious, her statement said.