BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- Two Baton Rouge Police officers were stabbed in Mid-City Monday
afternoon while trying to break up an fight between two individuals.
fatally shot one of the individuals involved after
he allegedly attacked the officers with a knife, police said. The
suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Bradford Louis Etheredge.
officers were reported to be in good condition upon arrival at a local
hospital. Police said they would wait 24 hours to release the names of
the injured officers, as outlined in departmental policy. Sources say
one of the officers has been on the force for about ten years while the
other recently joined the force.
Etheredge died at a hospital.
of the officers was stabbed in the head and the other was stabbed in
the neck area. Both were alert and their injuries are not considered
life-threatening, police said.