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Shooting, ambush in Louisiana claims lives of sheriff’s deputies

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  • 2 deputies killed after mid-interview assault weapon ambush source

» Authorities say an unidentified shooter opened fire on Deputy Scott Boyington in the parking lot of a steel plant in LaPlace, Louisiana. Though he was hit several times, Boyington was able to transmit a description of the suspect which led deputies to a local trailer park. After they began interviewing witnesses, a suspect emerged from a nearby trailer and ambushed Deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche  with an “assault” weapon. Both officers were fatally wounded, and police have reportedly taken five people into custody.

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