Wounded BR Cop Recovering, Shooting Suspect Jailed

 

A man with both a criminal history and one of mental problems is jailed on multiple charges after opening fire on a Baton Rouge police officer, severely wounding him.

The gunfire occurred Sunday night when police responded to a shooting incident, only to be fired upon allegedly by 34-year-old Eugene Thomas Jr.

BRPD Officer Injured In Shooting, Suspect Arrested
BRPD Officer Injured In Shooting, Suspect Arrested
Officer is expected to make full recovery says Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

The officer hospitalized was hit by shrapnel and glass as bullets ripped through his patrol car. Officials say he's expected to make a full recovery.

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