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2 Baton Rouge Officers Shot, Suspect Dies in hospital

February 15, 2016  | 

Calvin Smith, the suspect in the shooting of two Baton Rouge officers, has died.
Calvin Smith, the suspect in the shooting of two Baton Rouge officers, has died.

One of two Baton Rouge, LA, police officers wounded Saturday morning has been released from the hospital, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola confirmed Sunday, reports the Advocate.

The second unidentified officer remains in the hospital in stable condition, Coppola said.

Calvin Smith, the suspect accused of shooting the two Baton Rouge police officers after leading them on a car chase ending in a gun battle, has died, Baton Rouge police said Sunday morning.

Smith, who had a history of mental illness, was on probation for a cruelty to juveniles charge from 2014, according to District Attorney Hillar Moore III. It remains unclear where he obtained the gun police said he used to fire at the policemen.

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Bob peterson @ 2/15/2016 7:58 PM

The suspect was probably not a law-abiding citizen. He probably didn't have a concealed weapons permit. He might have not purchased the weapon legally. Why do these criminals and thugs think they can shoot at the police? These officers did their jobs. I hope and pray both officers make a quick and complete recovery.

Percy @ 2/16/2016 10:29 AM

@Bob peterson

"was probably not"
"probably didn't have"
"might have not purchased"

Nice "police work". A gold shield doesn't appear likely in your future.

GP Cobb @ 2/17/2016 9:39 AM

@ percy, LOL, bingo.........

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