The shooter responsible for killing three Baton Rouge police officers on Sunday did not lure them by calling 911, an official told NBC News. A member of the public, it turns out, made the emergency call.
But police do not think that the caller worked with the shooter, Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said.
"It was someone who was calling in," he said, adding that there "was no indication" that the initial call was "trying to lure someone here."
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The officers were responding to a 911 call in Louisiana's capital city when they were gunned down in an apparent "ambush" around 9 a.m. local time.
The gunman was fatally shot after the three police officers were killed and three others wounded.