Some updates on the awful killing of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The deceased suspect has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri:
— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) July 17, 2016
.@PeteWilliamsNBC reports suspect name: Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri. Says police were lured to the shooting by a 911 call.
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) July 17, 2016
CBS identifies the shooter as 29 year old Gavin Eugene Long. Here is the story.https://t.co/SihBNwby8U
— Mike Hoss WWL-TV (@MHossWWL) July 17, 2016
More from CBS News:
The deceased suspect in the deadly shooting of Baton Rouge law enforcement officers appeared to have attacked police on his 29th birthday, CBS News has learned.
The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources tell CBS News. He was born on July 17, 1987.
One suspect was killed and two others might still be at large, Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, previously said. However, Louisiana state police said Sunday afternoon there is “no active shooter” in Baton Rouge.
The WSJ reports he may have been affiliated with an anti-government group called the New Freedom Group:*
Missouri man suspected in Baton Rouge shootings was affiliated with anti-government New Freedom Group—Live updates: https://t.co/7c1AQUEqqb
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 17, 2016
*Update: The WSJ has scrubbed this from their report:
Looks like WSJ has scrubbed their story of “New Freedom Group” without an editors note or correction
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 18, 2016