The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri, sources tell CBS News…
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 Baton Rouge Advocate reported that two other men were picked up across the Mississippi River in Addis and were being questioned by police as “persons of interest.”
3 officers have now been confirmed killed, 3 others were wounded.
1 suspect is dead, but police remain on the lookout for 2 other suspects.
A man opened fire on police in Baton Rouge this morning and authorities report at least 5 people have been injured, and and at 2 others have died.
The police officer’s were from the Baton Rouge police department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office.
— CNN (@CNN) July 17, 2016
While we don’t know the disposition of the shooter, the police report that the scene is “contained,” which likely means that the shooter is no longer a threat.
The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com