Two Police Killed, Two Wounded in Rural Louisiana
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said five people are in custody after a shooting that killed two St. John the Baptist Parish deputies and left two others wounded. The shootings happened about 5 a.m.
Officials said Deputy Michael Boyington was working a traffic detail at the remote parking lot for the Valero Refinery when the shooting happened.
"As he was working this detail for some unknown reason at this time a gunman opened fire on him multiple times," Tregre said. The officer was wounded in the shooting.
What possible reason could there have been for a drive-by shooting of a traffic cop?
A resident called police moments later, Tregre said, telling investigators they saw a speeding vehicle. Deputies tracked down the vehicle at Riverview Court. An emotional and visibly shaken Tregre said that as they were questioning people at a trailer, a person came out of the home, ambushing the deputies and began spraying
If the Sheriff and the reporter actually got the story right, it sounds like this may have been a true full auto assault rifle.
the deputies with bullets from an assault rifle.
"As we were interviewing the two subjects another person exited that trailer with an assault weapon and ambushed my two officers," Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said.
Not sure where the second officer was shot. The gunman was wounded in the exchange and is in the hospital. Four accomplices were also captured. Rumor is they had not been in the area long and were skinhead/anarchists. If so, it would make this a case of domestic terrorism. On the heels of the Sikh killer this case could have significant political repercussions. The behavior suggests to me meth makers/users.
Forty-eight hour rule applies. Whether domestic terrorism or just plain evil, prayers for the families.
Posted by: Glenmore