3 police officers, gunman dead in shooting in Baton Rouge

Dylan Stableford
Senior Editor

Three police officers were killed and three others injured following a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., early Sunday. The gunman, identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo., was killed in the shooting, which occurred along a stretch of highway about two miles from state police headquarters. The killings come on the heels of the slayings of five Dallas police officers in an ambush during a protest of the police-involved deaths of black men in Falcon Heights, Minn., and Baton Rouge. For a complete recap on the latest in the investigation into the shootings, see Yahoo News’ liveblog below.

Three police officers were killed and three others injured following a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., early Sunday. The gunman, identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo., was killed in the shooting, which occurred along a stretch of highway about two miles from state police headquarters. The killings come on the heels of the slayings of five Dallas police officers in an ambush during a protest of the police-involved deaths of black men in Falcon Heights, Minn., and Baton Rouge. For a complete recap on the latest in the investigation into the shootings, see Yahoo News’ liveblog above.