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Friday September 4th, 2015 10:36AM

Two sheriff's deputies dead, 2 hurt in La. shootout

By The Associated Press
LAPLACE, La. (AP) Authorities say two sheriff's deputies were killed and two other officers were wounded in an early morning shootout west of New Orleans.

Michael Tregre is the sheriff in St. John the Baptist Parish. He says a man shot an off-duty deputy on Thursday morning while the deputy worked a traffic detail near a busy industrial corridor along the Mississippi River. That deputy was wounded.

Officers tracked the suspect to a trailer park, where someone opened fire with an assault rifle, killing two deputies and wounding another.

Tregre says five suspects are in custody, including two who were wounded in the shootout. None has been identified.

The deputies killed were Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche. The wounded deputies were Jason Triche and Michael Boyington.
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