The killer who viciously gunned down three police officers in Baton Rouge on July 17 has now been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long. Read on for more information about this horrific murderer who committed these atrocities.
Gavin Eugene Long was named on July 17 as the alleged shooter in the Baton Rouge attacks on multiple police officers. Three cops were killed and three more injured after the shooting spree on July 17, according to Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola. Gavin was fatally shot by police, dying at the scene. He is reportedly from Kansas City, Missouri, and committed the murders on his 29th birthday.
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Officers are still searching for “one or several people” wearing all black or army fatigues who could be involved with the shooting, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L.J. McKneely. Police later confirmed that Gavin was the only gunman in the incident. No motive for the crime is known at this time. However, the deaths of the police officers comes on the heels of the massacre in Dallas on July 9, in which 12 cops were taken down by a sniper.
The officers in Baton Rouge were from the Baton Rouge Police Department as well as the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to officials. The three injured officers were listed in critical condition at a local hospital following the shooting. Baton Rouge itself has been embroiled in tragedy itself recently, as well. Massive protests have occurred following the death of Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by a police officer.
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