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One BRPD officer dead, another critical; suspect arrested

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 18:44:54-04

UPDATE: One of the two Baton Rouge Police officers who were shot Sunday at a house in the city's Howell Park neighborhood has died of his injuries, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul confirmed to our media partners at The Advocate.

Police told the newspaper that the officers, who have not been identified by authorities, were shot while responding to a call Sunday afternoon in the 3100 block of Conrad Drive, which is off North Foster Drive near its intersection with Winbourne Avenue. The shooting occurred inside a house after officers had arrived on scene and made contact with the suspect.

The second officer was still hospitalized and "fighting for his life" Sunday evening, Paul said. He asked for prayers for the officer and the entire Baton Rouge police force, the newspaper reports.

The suspect was in custody, police said.

To read the Advocate's story, click here.

UPDATE: Police are now in a stand-off with the alleged shooter.

Two police officers were shot in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon.

Law enforcement officers arrived to gunfire around 1:00 pm on Conrad Drive.

The wounded officers have been transported to a hospital. The condition of the officers is unknown at this time.

Police are searching for the gunman.

This is a developing story. KATC will have more information as it becomes available.

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