The man who allegedly killed three police officers and injured three more on Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long.
Police received a call regarding a "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle," a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived to the scene, the shooting began. Long was killed during the incident and while police are on the search for two other possible suspects, so far, no one else has been arrested.
Long reportedly committed the deadly ambush on his 29th birthday. CBS reported that he was an ex-Marine and has now been tied to an anti-government group called the New Freedom Group. He apparently traveled to Louisiana from his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri to commit the deadly act and was killed by police after the shooting erupted.
Baton Rouge police are tweeting their contact information should anyone have information regarding possible additional suspects.
1/2: If you have any tips that may help in our investigation, please contact #BatonRouge Crime Stoppers - call 344-STOP (7867)— City of Baton Rouge (@TheCityofBR) July 17, 2016
2/2: You can also text any tips to #BatonRouge Crime Stoppers by sending "CS225 plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES)— City of Baton Rouge (@TheCityofBR) July 17, 2016
This incident only adds to the state of panic and tension that has existed within the Baton Rouge community since the killing of Alton Sterling just over a week ago.
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