Baton Rouge police identify officers wounded in shootout

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Posted: Feb 15, 2016 7:47 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police are identifying two officers wounded Saturday in Louisiana during a shootout.

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said Monday the patrol officers are Theodore Smith III and Sean Garic. Smith has worked for Baton Rouge police since August 2011 and Garic since February 2013.

Garic was released from the hospital Sunday, while Coppola says Smith remained hospitalized Monday with a stomach wound.

The man police say fired on the officers, 22-year-old Calvin Smith, died late Saturday. Police responded to a domestic disturbance before dawn Saturday, and when they arrived, Smith sped off in a car. After a chase, authorities say Smith jumped out and shot at officers with a rifle.

Smith was black. One of the officers is white and the other is black.

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This story has been corrected to show Baton Rouge police officer Theodore Smith III remains hospitalized, not Don Coppola