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Baton Rouge Cop Killer Gavin Long Left Chilling Videos Online Days Before Shooting

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Jul. 18 2016, Published 1:56 p.m. ET

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Former Marine Gavin Long carried out Sunday's violent shooting against Baton Rouge police officers. It was his 29th birthday.

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Baton Rouge Shooting Cop Killer Gavin Long Video Worked Alone

As previously reported, Long, a Kansas City resident, died during a shootout with police.

Baton Rouge Shooting Cop Killer Gavin Long Video Worked Alone

For the attack, he donned a mask and all-black body armor.

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But even more terrifying was Long's online persona, which — in the days leading up to shooting — revealed a man passionately planning to "fight back" against "oppressors" and "bullies."

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Though he made it to sergeant ranking while serving, last year Long declared himself as part of the "sovereign citizen" group, a movement that believes government and law enforcement do not hold any authority, CBS News reports.

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Interestingly, just ten days before the shooting, Long posted a video to YouTube, declaring that he was not affiliated with any group except of justice.

"Don't affiliate me with nothing," he said. "Yeah, I was also a Nation of Islam member, I'm not affiliated with it. ... They'll try to put you with ISIS or some other terrorist group — no." Meanwhile, Long successfully killed three police officers during the Baton Rouge shooting, who were identified as Officers Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola, and Matthew Gerald.



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