Baton Rouge Shooting Leaves Three Police Officers Dead
Police in Baton Rouge say three officers are dead and three officers are injured after a shooting early Sunday Morning.
Police say they received a call about a man carrying a rifle, dressed in all black walking along Airline Highway.
Baton Rouge police identified the gunman as 29-year-old Gavin Long a black man from Kansas City, Missouri.
He was a former Marine who was discharged as a sergeant in 2010.
Long fired shots around 8:42 a.m. outside a B-Quik convenience store one mile from police headquarters.
Officers exchanged gunfire with Long before they shot and killed him.
Police are not seeking any other shooters at this time.
Baton Rouge Police Officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Deputy Brad Garafola were killed in the shooting.
The Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is at the hospital where the three injured deputies were taken.
Among those three deputies were Nicholas Tullier and Bruce Simmons.
Police say Tullier is fighting for his life, Simmons is in non-life threatening condition and the third deputy is in fair condition.
All six officers were hurt by gunfire.
Autopsies are scheduled to take place Monday for the three officers killed.
The shooter’s autopsy will take place later this week after the scene is processed.
President Obama condemned the attacks called on American’s to temper our words and open our hearts.