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. Bill

    Sounds like some folks are unhappy with their public servin' deputies there!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kevin

    katrina, alive and well!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ripster65

    So was anyone caught or charged with killing the other 2 deputies? No mention whatsoever about them. The story seems to be missing that HUGE part of the events that took place. The story does mention that 7 people were arrested in connection of the Deputy who didn't get killed, but nothing regarding the deaths of the 2 dead deputies or thier assailants. hmm...I have to agree with Lila, lots missing here.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Z666

    7 Arrested… Amazing! If this had been 2 civilians killed the cops would still be eating doughnuts trying to figure out who would look into the shooting next month. But when 2 Pig gets killed – look out – someone will be arrested within 15-minutes.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Your show of support is underwhelming. Might happen to you or yours one day. That's probably when the police might sit down to eat donuts.

      August 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BelladonnaCOveII

    Not that it matters in such a tragic situation. But they are not all white.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • HanksBarOrlando

      Oh Good Grief...... Please stop, you're hurting my head.

      August 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Apparently it matters to YOU. These guys put their lives on the line to protect the public from lowlifes like these seven. The public doesn't care what color their skin is. My condolences to the families and friends of the fallen officers.

      August 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gopherit

    It's sad day when law enforcement people, whose cmmmitment is to protecting us, the public, are killed and wounded while working to carry out that mission. Best wishes for quick recovery to the woulded deputies and hopefully the community will support them and the families of the two deputies who were killed.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bob

    I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the kat

    As soon as I read trailer park I said white trash glen beckies rommey voters tea baggers and govt cop killers. why did we ever allow the south to come back to the union? and paid their bils on top of that (thats where welfare came from)

    August 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      Typical indoctrinated socialist jumping the gun. These animals were a mixed bag of whites and blacks. BTW. Their rap sheets would prevent them from owning a gun. You probably forgot that the 2nd amendment was enacted for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from a despotic government.

      August 18, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      As with most liberals everything you have said comes from a guilty conscience. I'm surprised your comment didn't include Faux News, even though plagerism is the core definition of the word faux ( Fareed Zakaria). As a hard working citizen from louisiana and a tea party supporter I have this to say: It is your president, Obama is turningAmerica into a welfare nation. Obama is trying to do away with the work requirement for welfare. Obama supports the Occupy movement, who want to take from people who earn their own way and give to the leaches in society who do nothing but pull everyone else down into poverty with them. The yea partu didn't trespass, disturb the peace with noose or dizrupt commerce. Tbe tea party didn't commit arson, armed robbery or vandalize privatw property. The tea party didn't leave trash everywhere, have drig overdoses or cause sanitation and health problems. And last but not least the tea party didn't falsely accuse, harass or slander their opposition. All that was done by CNN, Obama, democrats and their occupy movement. All of that is the core definition of trailer park trash welfare junkies. Once again a guilty conscience reveals itself.re

      August 19, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Every one who doesn't agree with the GOP/Tea party doesn't have a guilty conscience; it merely means they don't agree with that particular set of politics.
      Both generalizations, by the kat and Hamsta, are incorrect...both are sweeping generalizations that simply are not true.
      Since we ARE talking about Faux News: they admitted for embroidering the truth and when called out on it, defended themselves by saying it was for entertainment purposes.
      In that, neither Fareed OR Fox are practicing good journalistic integrity.

      In any case, I am glad that these people were apprehended.
      What they did was abominable.
      Period.

      August 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Just maybe it is the police that apprehended. Don't forget this is very close to my home. There is good teason that strongly dislike government. The government is corrupt starting with the office of the president and going down thw hill all the way to the local cop. How do you know these aren't dirty cops? How do you know these cops aren't child molestors or rapists? Take Drew Peterson for instance, Four dead wives and evidemce is dismissed as accidents and suicides. See all the national attention that gets? If I didn't tell you the story abput kelvin you wouldn't even know about it. I can even tell you America's problem with child trafficking begins with child proyection. My friend's child was sold to a pimp by a foster parent. He was silenced by the police but you can google cps corruption and read thousands of stories just like his. Trust me that there there is a side to this story that you will never know about.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwayne

      0bama brought social justice that trickle down economics never did. Old America likes capitalism, but those values are gone. New America likes the people hoarding the money to spread it around. Guess what? One man, one vote, and we out vote you now. If R0mney wins, blip on the radar. Democracy is all about demographics, a numbers game, and we taking over. Now get off this blog, get back to work, and pay your taxes so voters like me can enjoy my American dream.

      August 20, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mitch

    All seven are NOT white, check your facts.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John M.

    well, when americans can buy assult rifles and machine guns in a flee mkts, are we surprised?

    August 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saveusall

    I mourn what this country has become in relation to its non Asian minority population. Wake up America.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Patricia

    I started reading these comments expecting to see some sort of humanity expressed, but unfortunately the idiots are at it again. By the way, Fritz, flaming zebras flee in a "herd"........

    August 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hey, at least you're wearing a hat now. That's some credibility right there. Look what it did for my Image. LOL

    August 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kman02

    Cause of death: Head severed from body. It's not really that complicated.

    August 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rascal Rabble Singin'

    is everyone in the trailer guilty...it seem like it was one guy...in their zeal to get the perp, are they involving innocent people that happen to live there thru no fault of their own?

    August 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
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