The gunman who allegedly opened fire on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing three officers and wounding three others, has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long, MSNBC reports.
Long, whom CBS News identified as a 29-year-old black male from Kansas City, Missouri, was allegedly killed today, coincidentally his birthday, by the Louisiana State Police at the scene of the shooting of six Baton Rouge Police officers.
Long has used the name Cosmo Setepenra on social media, and recently discussed the Dallas attack on police officers and recent police shootings of black men in social media posts and video he made on YouTube.
“Violence is not THE answer (its a answer), but at what point do you stand up so that your people don’t become the Native Americans…EXTINCT?,” Long wrote on Twitter on July 13, 2016.
Police believe that long allegedly killed at the scene during the shootings was the lone assassin and no other assassins are believed to be at large. State Police Colonel Mike Edmondson said at a press conference there is no active shooter situation ongoing, but investigators are working to determine if the gunman had any assistance from co-conspirators.
However, we found a video showing the first five minutes of the Dallas shooting, that shows Long walking up a ramp in the parking garage where Micah Johnson, the alleged Dallas Gunman was allegedly killed by a bomb detonated by the Dallas police.
Could it be a coincidence that Long who was videotaped in the same parking garage that Micah Johnson was allegedly killed in did not know each other? Sure, anything is possible, but the chances of there being no connection between Long and Johnson, both alleged police killers, being in the same garage with each other two weeks prior to the Baton Rouge shooting, is highly unlikely.
Long went to Dallas prior to the attack on police officers on July 7, 2016, according to a video Long posted on Youtube on July 10. He was there to give out his self-published books
“I am NOT affiliated with Anyone!” Long said in his brief video that, “if anything happens with me – because I’m an alpha male, I stand up, I stand firm and I stand for mine til the end, til the last day in this flesh, but I’m not the flesh, I’m not the body, I have a body – but I just want to let ya’ll know, don’t affiliate me with nothing.” He said, “I’m affiliated with the spirit of justice, nothing else.”
Long posted on conspiracy theory websites focusing on government surveillance and monitoring, according to CNN. He was a member of a “support group” called “Freedom from Covert Harassment and Surveillance,” a site about “gang-stalking” that aims to help those “marginalized and abused by” things including “remote brain experimentation” and “remote neural monitoring of an entire humans (sic) body.”
After the Shootings in Dallas, Long claimed that revolutions are successful through fighting back, not just protesting.
“One hundred percent of revolutions, of victims fighting their oppressors, from victims fighting their bullies, 100 percent have been successful through fighting back, through bloodshed. Zero have been successful just over protesting. It has never worked and it never will. You gotta fight back, that’s the only way a bully knows to quit, he doesn’t know words,” Long said in his video.
“He can’t understand words, I promise you. He doesn’t understand protests. If y’all want to keep protesting, do that. But for the serious ones, for the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what’s it’s going to take. It’s only fighting back or money, that’s all they care about. Revenue and blood, revenue and blood, revenue and blood, nothing else. Don’t even think about it.”
Brief Information About The Baton Rouge Shootings
According to ABC, the gunman allegedly responsible for shooting six Baton Rouge police officers has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long, clad in black and with his face covered, began firing “indiscriminately” Sunday morning near Hammond Aire Plaza, . He was also wearing body armor, police said.
The shooting of two police officers was first reported to the police about 8:40 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016.
An officer said a woman reported a man walking with an assault rifle in the area of the B-Quik gas station on Airline Highway. The woman told the officer the man was wearing a coat and walking behind the store, according to police dispatch audio.
Seconds later, an officer yells “Shots fired, officer down! Shots fired, officer down!”
Police said the Long who ‘was not in sight upon their arrival’ at the scene of the shooting, was killed within minutes of officers arriving at the scene.
Long was allegedly in possession of several high capacity ammunition clips and a Saka AR type rifle, coincidently the same model rifle that Micah Johnson, James Wesley Howell (failed gunman for planned Gay Pride Parade massacre) and alleged Orlando gunmanOmar Mateen were allegedly found with.
Six Baton Rouge police officers were shot, two died at the scene, another died after doctors were unable to save his life and three others are in guarded condition with life threatening wounds at an undisclosed hospital in Baton Rouge.
The three slain officers have been identified as Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola.
The alleged shooting comes after several days of protests in Baton Rouge over the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.