decorated ex-Marine named as the Baton Rouge shooter. Government sources telling Reuters, Gavin Long is suspected of killing three police officers in an ambush style attack in Louisiana Sunday, nearly two weeks after police killed unarmed black man, Alton Sterling in the same city, sparking nationwide protest and the massacre of five officers in Dallas.
Officials have not released any names publicly but said they believe the shooter acted alone and died in a shoot out with police.>> We believe the person that shot and killed our officers is the person that was shot and killed at the scene. But right now there's no active shooter scenario going on in Baton Rouge.
>> Another source telling Reuters Long was an African-American from Kansas City and lived in this mostly working class neighborhood. Long's military record shows he served with the Marines for five years until August 2010, rising to the rank of sergeant. There's been no clear word on a motive for Sunday's killings, but according to the Wall Street Journal, Long was affiliated with the New Freedom Group, an extremist anti-government movement.
President Obama has vowed that justice will be served, taking the stage to address a country in mourning once again.>> We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Fears of copycat shootings are now surfacing ahead of Monday's Republican Convention in Cleveland.
The police chief there telling Reuters Governor John Kasich should suspend laws allowing firearms to be openly carried.