BC-Police Shot-Baton Route,ADVISORY


Three police officers have been slain in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the latest in deadly confrontations in the U.S. involving police. Our all-format coverage plans at this hour:


POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE — Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers investigating a report of a man with an assault rifle are killed, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police in the city in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. By Mike Kunzelman. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


BATON ROUGE-SHOOTER — Shooter ID’d as Gavin Eugene Long, 29, an ex-Marine whose last known address was in Kansas City. SENT: 440 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE-PROFILE — Slain officer’s touching Facebook message days before death. SENT: 760 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE-FACEBOOK POST — Days before death, officer on Facebook expressed how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10:30 p.m.

POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE-NEWS GUIDE — Q&A wrapping up day’s events. SENT: 350 words.


Coming: more from the scene; interview with Army reservist who responded to scene; footage outside hospital where wounded officers were taken; aerial, ground views of gunman’s home in Kansas City.

Among notable online packages that have moved so far:

US SHOOTING UGC, US LA POX SHOOTING — Raw footage from scene.

US LU SHOOTING PRESSER 2 — Louisiana law enforcement officials express outrage.

US OBAMA 2 — President addresses another killing of police officers.

US LU SHOOTING GOV — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards decries attack as “absolutely unspeakable, heinous.”

US LU SHOOTING 2 — Baton Rouge mayor urges city to unify.


Image of Matthew Gerald, one of the slain officers, moving shortly. Other notable photos that have been sent so far:

LAGH104 — Police guard entrance to hospital where wounded officers were taken.

LALAF101 — Police respond to shooting scene.

LAORS101 — Police officer in tactical gear.

MHX101 — Slain officer Montrell Jackson.

MHMC113 — President Obama speaks about the killings.


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