Two sheriff’s deputies have been gunned down and two more injured during an incident in Louisiana, USA, on Thursday.
It followed an¬†incident¬†where an off duty deputy working security at a construction site was shot and killed by an offender who¬†made¬†off in a vehicle. This was later traced to a trailer park.
Officers arrived and arrested someone at the front of a property, meanwhile the suspect came out the back with an assault rifle and gunned down 3 officers killing two of them. Five people have since been arrested. Two people have been identified as shooting the officers who were from¬†St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Kyle Joekel was identified as one of the shooters. He had been on the local most wanted list for a year after evading arrest in August 2011.
The slain officers were named as¬†Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Jeremy Triche, 27.