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.
The officers 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.
Both 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.
One 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.