Just After the Black Lies Matters Form a New Black Panther Unit in Baton Rouge, La….Murder…
BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge residents gathered Saturday afternoon to form the newest chapter of the New Black Panther Party.
The New Black Panthers arrived in Baton Rouge last Saturday to protest the officer-involved shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Two videos of the shooting sparked national outcry and protests across Baton Rouge.
Jerald Justice said the group was approached by local residents like Edwin Smith to help establish a Baton Rouge chapter.
“It is time for new leadership and a new organization to step forward in Baton Rouge,” Smith said. “I feel like the New Black Panther Party is the organization that can bring new leadership to Baton Rouge.”
And Now, Three Police Officers are Dead and More are Wounded after Attack…
Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital confirming 3 officers dead, 2 injured, one in critical condition, the other in fair condition at their facility.
One suspect dead, another reportedly in a standoff situation with police, the third not accounted for as yet. Witness reported one suspect dressed like military in ‘sniper-type’ gear.
Police had arrested several people last week in Baton Rouge in a plot to attack police officers. It is not clear if that is related to this incident at this time.
Police have closed streets between Baton Rouge Police Headquarters and I-12 where law enforcement officers have been shot.
Sources say two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputy are dead following the shooting. Another officer was critically injured.
A witness told WBRZ News 2, a man was dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza. Shots were fired around 9 a.m. Sunday.
A very large manhunt began immediately with officers hurrying to “contain” the scene.
Both lanes of Airline Highway were shut down from Goodwood to Old Hammond and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive. LA DOTD confirmed the closures were related to police presence in the area.
There is limited information available. A police spokesperson was not ready to release specifics.