Baton Rouge confronted violence yet again on Sunday.
The dramatic attack on police officers comes less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by a white police officer in the city. That shooting thrust Baton Rouge into the raging national debate over policing and race, and it was soon followed by the arrest of five people in connection with a plot to kill cops.
Here’s a look at the unrest that preceded the violence Sunday:
July 5: Graphic cellphone video appeared to show Alton Sterling, 37, being tackled and shot by two police officers outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. Police said he was armed. The Department of Justice quickly opened an investigation into the shooting of Sterling, who was black. Officials identified the officers as Blane Salamoni, a four-year department veteran, and Howie Lake II, a three-year veteran — both of them white. It wasn’t clear whether both officers shot Sterling or which one fired the fatal shot. They have been placed on administrative leave.