Rapper claims gunman who shot, killed three Baton Rouge officers sent him manifesto just before shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A rapper in Ohio says the gunman who ambushed officers in Baton Rouge emailed him a three-page, handwritten manifesto shortly before the shooting.

Gavin long, who is from Kansas City, is responsible for that shooting.

Louisiana state police are investigating.

Here's an excerpt:

" I must bring the same destruction that bad cops continue to inflict upon my people, upon bad cops as well as good cops in hopes that the good cops (which are the majority) will be able to stand together to enact justice and punishment against bad cops because right now the police force and current judicial system is not doing so."

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The officers Long killed were Officer Montrell Jackson of the Baton Rouge Police Department; Officer Matthew Gerald, also with Baton Rouge Police; and Deputy Brad Garafola with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department.

(From left to right) Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald
(From left to right) Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald

Authorities say Long stalked Baton Rouge police before ambushing a handful of them.

“There is no doubt whatsoever that these officers were targeted and assassinated,” Col. Michael D. Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police said.

Long was killed in a shootout with police.

 

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