Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies have been shot and killed, and two other deputies were seriously wounded in an early morning shootout outside New Orleans.
Capt. Dane Clement of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the deaths of the two deputies and told the media said that the other two deputies were undergoing surgery for their injuries, according to a video posted at Nola.com.
He declined to declined to discuss the circumstances leading up to the shooting, or whether arrests have been made, saying Sheriff Mike Tregre would address the media shortly.
But Nola.com quoted Trooper Melissa Matey, a state police spokeswoman, as saying two suspects are in custody and another is still being sought.
Multiple law enforcement agencies have joined in the hunt for the outstanding suspect.