According to authorities with the state of Louisiana three officers are dead and at least seven police officers have been shot in Baton Rouge.
Six officers are now in hospital with at least one of them in critical condition and one in fair condition.
The Mayor Kip Holden says the incident took place around 9 a.m. local time where there was a shootout with several gunmen, who investigators say are still at large.
This incident is being classified as an active working scene with the ATF in the area.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s department confirms that there are three law enforcement officers injured and one suspect is now dead.
They have also advised the media that they are using robotic equipment to assess the scene.