Kansas City police encounter gunman at home of Baton Rouge shooter


Sunday evening Kansas city police surrounded the house of the man (or one of the men) believed to be responsible for the murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday afternoon.

29-year-old Gavin Eugene Long is believed to have rented a white Chevy on July 12 in Kansas City, driving it  to Baton Rouge on his 29th birthday, and opening fire on police officers with an AR type rifle -killing three and injuring three others.

Gain Eugene Long
Gain Eugene Long

When police arrived at Long’s last know residence in Kansas City, MO, a home in the 1100 block of East 77th Terrace, they encountered a man who had reportedly brandished a weapon at reporters.  According to KMOV, police treated the residence and the surrounding area as if there was an imminent threat to nearby residents and businesses.  Police maintained this barrier for several hours before they moved to a second residence a few blocks away.

Kansas City police and the FBI responded to an apartment at the Waldo Height Apartments -located at East 81st and Cambell streets – which is only a half a mile from the home they investigated.

Kansas City police officers and FBI agents investigate an apartment linked with Long in Kansas City following the shooting. (AP)
Kansas City police officers and FBI agents investigate an apartment linked with Long in Kansas City following the shooting.

Information about the results of their investigation is limited at this time.

Long served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2010, achieving the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

A high school classmate of Long told KCTV5 that he had converted to Islam sometime three years ago.  Long was vocal about advocating violence against police in online videos published under an alias. He compared the stand against police brutality to the revolutionary war, saying protesting police would not be effective, according to CBS News.

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