Who is Gavin Long?
Three police are dead in Baton Rouge, La. and the police have accused Gavin Eugene Long in the ambush style shooting.
The shooter is 29 years old, and Sunday was Gavin Long's birthday.
Long is divorced and from Kansas City, Mo and his motivation is unknown, but he was dressed in all black with his face covered and was shooting a rifle at police as they responded to a call.
According to Heavy.Com, Long was earlier "listed as a Dean’s List student at the University of Alabama in 2012" and that same report reveals that so far, "no criminal record for Long could be found in Missouri."
Six officers in total were shot, three are already dead, and one is fighting for life.
Fox News notes, "two of the deceased officers are from the Baton Rouge Police Department and the third is from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. A fourth officer, a sheriff's deputy, is in critical condition. Two additional officers suffered non-life threatening injuries."
President Obama commented on the police shooting.
"We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Attacks on police are an attack on all of us, and the rule of law that makes society possible," Obama said Sunday.
"We need to temper our words and open our hearts — all of us."
"The death of these three police officers underscore the danger that police across the country confront every single day," he said.
Long was killed by police.
A police robot was brought in to check for explosives on the dead suspect and in the vicinity and now authorities have said there is no longer an active shooter situation in Baton Rouge and for now, no other suspects are being sought.
CBS News has some updated information on the killer here including this:
"The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources confirm to 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)."