‘Sheer brutality’: Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The horrific scene in Baton Rouge unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.

Police say Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, brazenly prowled a crime scene of hundreds of yards around a cluster of nondescript buildings along a busy highway, rifle pointed straight ahead as he sought targets.

And they say he shot to kill.

Officials provided the first detailed accounts of the shooting scene Monday, using a map to describe the chaotic shootout with Long.

Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson called it “sheer brutality,” as he described surveillance videos that recorded Long killing three officers Sunday and wounding three more before he was killed.