Summary: Gavin Long, 29, a former Marine who served in Iraq, killed three police offers responding to a 911 call, and wounded three others. He was killed in a shoot-out with other officers responding to the scene. Prior to the attack, Long posted prolifically on social media, where he expressed admiration for the cop killer in Dallas 10 days prior.
Weapon: Two semiautomatic rifles; one semiautomatic handgun
Age of Shooter: 29
Mental Health Details: Unknown
Sources: http://time.com/4411027/baton-rouge-shooter-gavin-long/ ; http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/baton-rouge-shooting.html; http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article90266242.html; http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/07/gavin_long_guns_baton_rouge_po.html; http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/copycat-mass-shooters-rising-baton-rouge-munich
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