News Update!!: Baton Rouge, LA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting on Law Enforcement Officers.
ZachNews has the latest information on a deadly shooting on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.
** As of 11:00pm PT on Sunday, July 17th, 2016: **
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The law enforcement officers who lost their lives in a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana have been identified.
The slain law enforcement officers were Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald with the Baton Rouge Police Department and Brad Garafola with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Montrell Jackson was a 32 years old and a 10 year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department and Matthew Gerald was a 41 years old and a year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Brad Garafola was a 24 year veteran of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department and was most recently working in civil processing and foreclosures.
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The suspected gunman has been identified as 29 year old Gavin Eugene Long from Kansas City, Missouri.
Gavin Eugene Long was a former student of the University of Alabama, a former U.S. Marine who served for five years before being discharged in 2010, and was deployed to Iraq from June 2008 to January 2009.
Gavin Eugene Long was to turn 29 years old on the day of the deadly law enforcement shooting.
Authorities say thst Gavin Eugene Long is believed to be the sole shooter, but investigators are looking into whether anyone else might have assisted him.
If you have a tip that may help the investigation of today’s shootings, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).
** As of 4:00pm PT on Sunday, July 17th, 2016: **
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There has been a deadly shooting on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.
The deadly shooting took place just before 9:00am CT, less than a mile from police headquarters, responding to a person with a rifle near a gas station on Airline Highway.
As law enforcement officers arrived, gunfire occurred.
Authorities are saying that at least 2 law enforcement officers were killed and 3 law enforcement officers were wounded.
Authorities say that a suspect was killed outside a fitness center and they were using a specialized robot to check for explosives near the body.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, there’s no active shooter situation happen at this moment, but the F.B.I. and A.T.F. are helping local authorities in the investigation in case there’s anybody else involved in this attack.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards rushed to the hospital where the shot officers were taken.
In a statement, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said, “Rest assured, every resource available to the State of Louisiana will be used to ensure the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.”
United States of America President Barack Obama is saying that there’s no justification for violence against law enforcement and that the attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one.
“These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop,” said United States of America President Barack Obama.
Anybody with information regarding this deadly ambushed shooting can call: 1 (800) CALL-FBI.