Monday, 18 July 2016

3 police officers dead, 3 others injured in Baton Rouge shooting

Gavin Eugene Long
Yesterday, just before 9 a.m. central time in the US, less than 1 mile from Baton Rouge police headquarters, three officers were killed and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge.

Gavin Eugene Long from Kansas City has been confirmed as the man responsible for the the shooting. According to CBS News reports, Long who shot 6 people on his 29th birthday was a former Marine who was honorably discharged after achieving the rank of sergeant, before becoming a life coach and self-styled 'Alpha-preneur' under the name of Cosmo Setepenra,


Someone called the police at about 8:29 am Sunday morning to report that there was a man wearing a mask, and an all black outfit, carrying a long gun. As soon as police responded to the complaint, Long opened fire on them and killed 3 police officers with 1 officer in critical condition and 2 others with non-life threatening injuries.

He was killed in the gun battle between himself and police officers.

Long is said to have worked alone. This shooting comes amid tensions across the city and the country between the black community and police.

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