Baton Rouge police officers pay tribute to a slain comrade. (Photo: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center/Facebook) -

Baton Rouge police officers pay tribute to a slain comrade. (Photo: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center/Facebook)

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was killed and another wounded following an armed confrontation with a barricaded suspect over the weekend.

According to NBC News, the incident in Louisiana's capital city occurred on Sunday as a SWAT team responded to assist officers who were investigating a possible killing and reports of gunfire in the area.

Neither of the officers has been named, but the agency confirms that one is a 21-year veteran of the police department and the other is a seven-year veteran.

The wounded officer remains in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

The suspected gunman—identified as 36-year-old Ronnie Kato—was eventually detained.

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