A timeline of the shooting that left 3 officers dead

AP News
Posted: Jul 18, 2016 7:49 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Col. Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police gave a timeline of the events related to the shooting death of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officials Sunday. Edmonson describes the attack as an ambush and says the gunman "certainly was seeking out police."

— 8:40 a.m. Baton Rouge police department officers at a convenience store observed the individual. He was wearing all black standing behind a beauty supply store holding a rifle.

— 8:42 a.m. reports received of shots fired.

— 8:44 a.m. reports received of officers down on the scene.

— 8:45 a.m. reports received of more shots being fired.

— 8:46 a.m. reports received of the suspect, again wearing all black and standing near a car wash located right next to the convenience store.

— 8:48 a.m. emergency EMS units starting arriving at the scene.