Baton Rouge man arrested after attempting to kill a police officer and four others including his relatives
Posted on 2/12/2018 10:12:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Police arrest a man after he allegedly fired shots at a police officer and four other people, including his mother, sister, cousin and a friend of the sister. Cops located 34-year-old Eugene Thomas Jr. of Baton Rouge about 15 minutes after shooting at his relatives and BRPD Sgt Don Coppola says that’s when the suspect started shooting at the officer.

"As the officer pulled behind the vehicle, he was a victim of gunfire as Thomas opened the door and fired numerous rounds into the officer's vehicle, striking the vehicle's windshield. The officer was struck."
Don Coppola, Baton Rouge shooting, Eugene Thomas Jr.

EBR deputy injured in ambush is released from hospital
Posted on 7/21/2016 1:47:00 PM.

One of the officers injured in Sunday’s ambush on Baton Rouge police has been released from the hospital.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Bruce Simmons was being treated for injuries to his shoulder and arm at Baton Rouge General, where he underwent two surgeries. Hospital staff and supporters greeted Simmons and his family as he was released.

One deputy still remains in the hospital, Nick Tullier. He is being treated for gunshot wounds to his head and torso and is still in critical condition.

Bruce Simmons, Baton Rouge shooting

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