The man who shot three police officers dead and injured three others in Baton Rouge has been named as Gavin Eugene Long from Kansas City. He shot 6 people on his 29th birthday.
According to CBS News reports, 29 year old Long 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.