The police officers were targeted in an apparent ambush in the United States city where black man Alton Sterling was controversially shot dead by white police 12 days ago. Baton Rouge law enforcement sources have named the shooter as Gavin Eugene Long (who used the alias Cosmo Setepenra on social media), a resident of Kansas City in Missouri, who reportedly carried out the attack on his 29th birthday. He was shot dead at the scene. Police told the New York Times on Monday in a phone call that he “definitely ambushed those officers.” https://t.co/CrttnTDcp5— Convos With Cosmo (@ConvosWithCosmo) July 8, 2016 Gavin Eugene Long, aka Cosmo Setepenra, in an image from his promotional website.Source:Supplied GUNMAN WAS FORMER MARINE Police and military sources have confirmed the suspect, Gavin Long, had been honorably discharged from the US Marines in 2010 with the rank of sergeant E-5 after spending time in Iraq. He also briefly attended the University of Alabama in 2012. He dropped out of university after a ‘spiritual revelation’ prompted him to sell-up and travel to Africa. Long, under his social media name ‘Cosmo’, described himself on his website as a self-taught freedom strategist, mental game coach, spiritual advisor and author…. Read full this story
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