FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: Two sheriff’s deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche were shot and killed in an ambush in a trailer park in St. John the Baptist Parish, La., Thursday morning. Two other officers, Michael Scott Boyington, 33, and Jason Triche, 30, were injured.
The first shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a parking lot used by workers in an area of manufacturing plants and refineries along the Mississippi River, Fox News reports.
The two officers were interviewing an individual underneath some blankets. During the interview, another person exited the trailer with an assault weapon and “ambushed” them, Tregre said.
Louisiana State Police have taken over the investigation. The investigation is considered “hot” and ongoing.
There are five people in custody, authorities said. Two of them were hurt in the shooting and are hospitalized. It was unclear how officers managed to take the suspect with the assault weapon into custody. Authorities do not believe there are any additional suspects. Source: Fox News
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of fallen deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche, as well as to the wounded officers and the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Department. This is a tragedy of immense proportions.