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LaPlace, United States--14 August 2012

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 14 August 2012 (5:00 AM CDT)

Location: LaPlace, Louisiana, United States

Type of event: terrorism


An off-duty police officer was shot and injured while patrolling an oil refinery parking lot in LaPlace, Louisiana; other officers investigating the shooting engaged the attackers in a mobile home park, and during this shootout two officers were killed (Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche) and another injured.

Police arrested Brian Lyn Smith, Terry Smith, Derrick Smith, Kyle David Joekel, and Teniecha Bright in connection with both shootings, and arrested Chanel Skains and Britney Keith as accessories; Joekel and Brian Smith were shot and injured; Joekel and several others have ties to the sovereign citizen movement; Joekel was wanted in several states for threats against law enforcement.

Consequences: 2 killed, 4 injured


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