BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy who was critically wounded in a shootout that killed three other Baton Rouge law-enforcement officers in the summer is being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital in Texas.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Tullier had been treated at a hospital in Baton Rouge since the July 17 shooting. The hospital said in a statement that Tullier was being transferred Wednesday to a hospital in Houston.
A lone gunman, 29-year-old Gavin Long, fatally shot two Baton Rouge police officers and one sheriff’s deputy before a SWAT officer gunned him down. Two other officers besides Tullier were wounded in the attack outside a convenience store.
Authorities said Tullier was shot in the head and stomach in his patrol car.