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