August 17th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Police: 7 arrested in shooting of Louisiana deputy

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Louisiana police officer on Thursday, a state police official said Friday.

Five of the people arrested are in jail and two others remain hospitalized and are being treated for gunshot wounds, Louisiana State Police spokesperson Melissa Matey said.

The seven are charged in connection with the shooting of Deputy Michael Scott Boyington, the first of four deputies shot in related incidents on Thursday.

Boyington was shot and wounded in a parking lot at a steel plant in LaPlace, about 25 miles west of New Orleans, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre said Thursday.

The related incident happened when deputies went to a nearby trailer park to investigate the first shooting and were ambushed by a man armed with what Tregre described as an assault rifle, he said. Two deputies were killed and one was wounded in that confrontation.

Tregre identified the dead as Deputies Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Jeremy Triche, 28. Nielsen was married with five children and Triche had a wife and a 2-year-old son, Tregre told reporters Thursday.

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  1. saywhat

    Good they have been apprehended. Hope they get the maximum under law.
    Such blatant acts always encourage others with the same mind set and access to weapons.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tacitus Talks

    I notice they are not showing pictures of the killers. I wonder why. Could it be that is a certain person were to have a son, it would look like them?

    August 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • kmac

      It may look like you!

      August 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keksi

      Yes,they look like Mitt Romney.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I think you may be on too something.......

      August 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bb

      good one

      August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • TonyInNYC

      The story was posted 20 minutes ago. When they have pictures, they'll be posted. Please lighten up on the stupid conspiracy theories.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwright5500

      Arrested were: Derrick Smith, Britney Keith, Chanel Skains; Bottom from left: Terry Smith, Teniecha Bright, Kyle Joekel. Of the six, only one was black. Three women and three men. Apparently running a meth lab.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • port city

      Well Tacitus Talks the young men reponsible are as white as you.Go figure!!!!!

      August 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Bob Marley was NOT among those arrested.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mitch

    Execute all 7 of them.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    Since there are no names nor pictures of the suspects we can only assume that they were all black. Just more racial bias from CNN. And they wonder why their ratings are in the tank. When will they learn?

    August 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kobi

      Where did you get they were black, the article clearly stated they were in a trailer park....Duh!!!

      August 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike K.

      All were white, one female.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. FM

    No they are people who look and think like you!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BelladonnaCove

    Fry their behinds !! I don't care if they're green, orange or purple -raced , or whatever color.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      Your 100% correct. Stupid comes in many colors.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tee

    I think what these people are trying to say is that they're caucasian. Rumor is that they're part of some white supremecist group!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwright5500

      If they are white supremacists then why is one of them black? It's all about drugs.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. scranton

    Most of them if not all of them were white. Shouldn't make any difference the race of these crap eating thugs. Condolences to the slain officers families.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Houston

      Where did you hear that.. in fact I don't think any were white from what is out there.

      Please provide your source TonyInNYC

      August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Art

    Just another isolated incident ! When will the U.S. ban assault weapons and strongly regulate all guns? There are about 10 times more people killed in the U.S. with guns every year than 911. We are living in the 21st century not the 18 th century ! These weapons were created for war , NOT for the average person or idiot on the street.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greg

    Hang them high!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. robert

    there is more to this story then there telling you. all were hearing is that one guy was doing the shooting at the steel plant
    then it happen again at a tralier park. were are the witness to what happen, they would be all over new with the medea intervewing them.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. some dude

    To those who think everyone should carry a gun so that they can stop the crazy people from shooting up innocent people, these were armed cops and they didn't stand a chance, obviously. So your theory of everyone arming themselves so stuff like the Aurora theater shooting doesn't happen is a pile of crap.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Houston

      How about cracking down on illegal guns, 99% of all crimes in the US that use a gun as part of that crime are illegal guns.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. crispybasil

    Wonder if the NRA will pay for their lawyers?

    August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why would they? The NRA for all their faults, promote responsible gun ownership. But then again.. that doesn’t really fit with your bias agenda now does it?

      August 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • tony eler

      Great Question about the NRA paying a reimbursement. They have advocated an armed society for years--the more guns the better. This has turned out to be a nightmare for so many law abiding citizens.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Keel Hauler

    This is all my fault. I bought a gun once...

    August 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son


      August 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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