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. Bongo™

    Wooo they are in trouble now.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CNNuthin

    I blame the rap industry. And Video Games. And Movies. And the NRA. And everyone else not involved. Fear EVERYTHING!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Well said.

      August 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. port city

    Here we go again all seven are white you should at least check your source before making some stupid comment.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jan

    Have seen pictures of suspects. Being put on now. All white, except one black female. Need to decimate whole group. World would be a better place without all these crazy idiots.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bongo™ (in a hat)

    Those white guys are in big trouble. Even more than skipping school to go to the waterpark.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. teehee

    you da man bro

    August 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cyg

    OMG typical GOPPER – didn't happen right in front of me so it must have been a fable (you do know what that is, right child left behind?)

    August 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pedro™

    We are going to miss you Bongo. You were a great friend and your post were most incredible. Addios amigo.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Flinstone

    Isaiah 2:4 "...And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war"

    August 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I am not a crook – Richard Nixon

      August 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Of course they were white ...

    ...they were at work.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. fritz

    What about that heard of flaming zebras fleeing a wildfire and causing a pile-up on I-40 in AZ? ;op

    August 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • HanksBarOrlando

      On the 4th of July, during a hailstorm, between 3:55 and 4 PM.......and a stampeding herd of wild elephants

      August 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Whatever Bumpkin

    Your day will come.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lila

    Seven people, a steel plant, a trailer park, shooting at cops. It feels like we are missing a whole bunch of story here.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Whatever Bumpkin

    He is no man at all, but a sad little boy with no control over anything.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RRMON

    Madness has no rational (good or evil) only the impulse to slam which grows the madness into a virus such as a crowd's impulse to any violent sport.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
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