Two BRPD officers stabbed in Mid-City, suspect shot

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POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 1:25pm

UPDATED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 1:03pm

UPDATE: The suspect in the fatal shooting has been identified as Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, of Baton Rouge.

ORIGINAL: Two Baton Rouge Police Officers were stabbed this afternoon and the suspect responsible was shot and killed.

The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Officials say the officers were responding to a dispute in the area of North 24th Street. When the officers attempted to intervene in the dispute, the suspect allegedly attacked two of the officers.

The officer shot one the individual who allegedly stabbed the officers. He was fatally wounded.
The officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment. We’re told their injuries are not life threatening.

The case is currently under investigation.


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