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Louisiana shooting leaves one officer dead, two wounded

The Chitimacha tribal officer was shot dead while responding to a house fire in southern Louisiana.

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A tribal police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded Jan. 26, 2013, while responding to a house fire in southern Louisiana. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

One police officer was shot dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded while responding to a house fire in southern Louisiana on Saturday.

Police have arrested in man in connection with the shooting in Charenton, The Associated Press reported.

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According to state troopers, the man opened fire on the Chitimacha tribal police officer and St. Mary's Parish sheriff's deputies when they responded to a report of a trailer home fire near Cypress Bayou Casino.

The Chitimacha officer died at the scene, according to The Advocate of Baton Rouge.

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The two sheriff's deputies were in critical condition at separate hospitals, according to the Times-Picayune.

Firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze.

The names of the suspect and the officers were not immediately released, according to the AP.

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