Clash in Louisiana left three police officers injured and one suspect dead – La Opinion

Clash in Louisiana left three police officers injured and one suspect dead – La Opinion

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Authorities reported that on Sunday Three police officers were injured in a confrontation with a gunman in Louisiana, in which one suspect was killed.

Kenner police were called to the 700 block of Farm Avenue at approximately 9:45 a.m. local time after two people were shot outside a residence, according to a statement from Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto and Sheriff Kenner police officer Keith Conley.

The residence belonged to a relative of Michael Lathers, 31, who was wanted for attempted murder and armed robbery happened earlier this week in Kenner, authorities said according to ABC News.

In a confrontation with Lathers, three Kenner police officers were injured, while the suspect was fatally shot by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to a statement.

“Multiple attempts were made to contact Lathers to begin negotiations, but all efforts were unsuccessful,” Lopinto and Conley said in the statement.

The injured officers were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition, authorities said.

Lathers was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

Two officers injured in Florida

One day before the events in Louisiana, two Lakeland, Florida officers shot and suspect killed after shootout in an area known for vehicle thefts.

One officer was in critical but stable condition, while the other officer remained in stable condition. Both are recovering in the ICU, according to police.

An officer approached a vehicle considered suspicious in a park and asked a man to exit the vehicle, but he refused, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Saturday.

The officer then retreated to his patrol car and called for backup. With four officers on the scene, they attempted to remove the man, but the vehicle began to move and the suspect subsequently pulled out a gun and shot two officers.

One officer suffered four gunshot wounds to the right arm and another was shot in the arm and chest. Police returned fire and the suspect died inside the vehicle.

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