Gavin Long: The Baton Rouge Cop Killer

Baton Rouge Cop Killer

Baton Rouge Cop Killer Gavin Long

Gavin Long: The Baton Rouge Cop Killer


Baton Rouge Heroes

The shooter who murdered three heroes and severely injured several others, has been identified as Gavin Long. One of the police officers shot by Long is severely injured and still fighting for his life. The Baton Rouge Cop Killer fully intended to kill police in a pre-planned ambush. Officials state that Long, a resident of Kansas City, rented a truck and drove it to Baton Rouge on his 29th birthday. Long made it his mission to specifically kill Baton Rouge officers as a retaliation for the officer-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Prior to the shooting, a suspicious person, believed to be Long, had been watching the police department.

CBS reports:

The deceased suspect in the deadly shooting of Baton Rouge law enforcement officers appeared to have attacked police on his 29th birthday, CBS News has learned.

The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources tell CBS News. He was born on July 17, 1987.

According to a military source, Long left the Marines in 2010 with an honorable discharge. His final Marine rank was E-5 (sergeant).

Military records show he received several medals during his military career, including one for good conduct, and received an honorable discharge.

Long’s last known address was in Kansas City, Missouri and law enforcement officers converged on a house there this afternoon.

One suspect was killed and two others might still be at large, Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, previously said. However, Louisiana state police said Sunday afternoon there is “no active shooter” in Baton Rouge.

A state police spokesman said that the two “persons of interests” who were detained earlier Sunday had been released.

CBS News has learned that Long rented a white Chevy vehicle in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 12 and drove to Baton Rouge.

Law enforcement sources tell CBS News that Long used the pseudonym of Cosmo Setepenra online. He posted at least one video on YouTube about oppression and police protests.

Long also briefly attended the University of Alabama. University spokesman Chris Bryant said Sunday evening that Long was a student for one semester in the spring of 2012.

Bryant said university police had no interaction with Long during that time.

According to a WSJ source, the deceased suspect was affiliated with an anti-government group.

A law enforcement source in Baton Rouge tells CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that one of the law enforcement officers was vacuuming his patrol car when he was shot. A second slain officer was in the convenient store just before he was shot.

The source said the gunman’s movements are being described as tactical.

“He knew exactly what he as doing,” the source said.

The source said the SWAT team moved in and shot the gunman, and it was captured on surveillance video.

The source has viewed videos which are said to have captured “almost everything.”

Officers, your lives mattered.