Skip to comments.2 Bastrop police officers killed (Louisiana)
Posted on 08/10/2007 2:47:34 PM PDT by kms61
BASTROP (TV8) - Morehouse Parish Sheriff Danny McGrew confirms two Bastrop police officers were shot and killed Friday afternoon in downtown Bastrop.
McGrew says one suspect was also shot and killed. Two emergency medical technicians were shot and wounded. One was reported to be in surgery at Morehouse General Hospital.
At least one other suspect was said to be in a standoff with police at the Best Budget Inn on South Franklin Street near the courthouse square.
McGrew said the suspects were possibly persons of interest in a double homicide in Texas, but that was not confirmed.
TV8 News reporter Jennifer Townley reports from the scene that part of downtown Bastrop has been sealed off, and both Bastrop City Hall and the Morehouse Parish courthouse have been placed under lockdown, and that two persons have been arrested.
SWAT teams equipped with helmets, shields and guns are taking up positions outside the Best Budget Inn. FBI agents are on the scene.
A caller who identified herself as Sharon Anders, manager of Altel's Bastrop store, said the FBI has ordered all Bastrop phone service disconnected until the situation is normalized.
Other details are sketchy.
A Bastrop police dispatcher who answered a phone call from TV8 News said she did not have time to talk and immediately hung up the phone.
Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner says he was notified that emergency personnel would be traveling through Sterlington en route to Bastrop in response to "an officer involved shooting."
A clerk in a store on the Bastrop courthouse square called KNOE TV8 News to describe the scene following the shooting. She says police armed with rifles are running around the area of a motel near the square. She also saw ambulances coming and going from the area.
Check in with KNOE.com and watch TV8 News for details on this developing story.
also, I inadvertently put the wrong news source. It’s from KNOE.com
Louisiana, right? I caught the word “parish.”
May the officers truly rest in peace in the arms of the Lord;
I also pray for the EMT’s, and for the families of all involved.
May have missed it but just where is this happening?
Bastrop is about 70 miles from us. We live in S. Ark.
Bastrop, Louisiana. Northeast corner of the state near the Arkansas border.
Flashbangs?.......Should have been the other way round......
update from the 5:00 news. Still ongoing, one of the suspects is a white or hispanic female wanted for a homicide in the Houston area.
Where might this be?
I didn’t catch that. Thought it was Bastrop, TX. I was wondering why the local news in San Antonio didn’t have anything on it.
Local news just sniped your post on the info for the most part,,,to add : LASP SWAT TEAM is on standby,,,the whole
downtown area is being evacuated/shut-down,,,
And they shut off the phones ??
Bastop Texas, just east of Austin.
Police have identified a person of interest. She is 26-year-old Tonya Smith of Texas. Police say a vehicle was found at the hotel. They traced this vehicle back to Harris County, Texas, and they discovered a murder warrant was attached to the vehicle. Police say Smith is a suspect in that murder warrant.
Smith is described as either a white or hispanic female, 26 years old, 5’9” and about 150 lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to have two tattoos: one on her left wrist and another on her back right shoulder. The second tattoo is reported to be of a viking. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans and driving a dark green Dodge. If you have any information on this suspect, call Bastrop police or State Police immediately.
At least six law enforcement agencies are on the scene.
No kidding! That does sound strange.
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