LISTEN: Police Radio Audio From Shooting of Baton Rouge Officers

Several officers were shot and at least two have been confirmed dead after an “ambush” on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities say.

The shooting was first reported about 8:40 a.m., according to police radio transmissions. The audio below, of the first 45 minutes of the incident, is courtesy of

An officer said a woman reported a man walking with an assault rifle in the area of the B-Quik gas station on Airline Highway. The woman told the officer the man was wearing a coat and walking behind the store, according to the scanner audio.

Seconds later, an officer yells “Shots fired, officer down! Shots fired, officer down!”

The gunman, wearing black and with his face covered began firing “indiscriminately,” WBRZ reports.

Police have said the situation is contained, but it is not yet known if a suspect is in custody.

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