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Gavin Eugene Long

Gavin Eugene Long

Gavin Eugene Long was a resident of Kansas City, Missouri.

Long was part of an anti-government group called the New Freedom Movement.


He served in The U.S.

Marine Corps.

He left the Marines in 2010 with an honorable discharge as a sergeant at the E-5 level.


Long graduated from the University of Alabama.

He was on the Deanโ€™s List in 2012.


Long filed for divorce from his wife in 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.

He and his wife did not have children at the time of the divorce.

Long had a YouTube channel he used to propagate Beliefs and theology of the Nation of Islam.

He considered himself a light-skinned black man.

[16]He had travelled extensively in Africa, where he became a vegetarian and wrote 3 books.

Long describes himself as an "Alpha Male".

[3] [0] On social media, Long went by Cosmo and described himself as a life coach, nutritionist, and personal trainer.

[21] [2]

On Twitter, Long praised Micah Johnson, the 2016 Dallas Police Protest shooter.

[-1]In his final tweet, he hinted at his crime, writing, "Just bc you wake up every morning doesn't mean that you're living, and just bc you shed your physical body doesn't mean you're dead."



On July 17, 2016 Long opened fire on police in 2016 shooting of Baton Rouge police officers killing at three officers and wounding three others.

One of his victims was a black police officer, Officer Montrell Jackson.

During the shooting he also killed officers Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald.


Long undertook the murder spree on his 29th birthday.


A reporter who tried going to Long's residence was met with a man armed with an AK-47.



Citation Linkbuzzfeed.comFacts about Long.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:45 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comA reporter was met by an armed man at Long's residence.
Jul 17, 2016, 9:39 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comGavin Eugene Long on Twitter
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Citation Linkyoutube.comLong's Youtube channel.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:19 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comGavin Eugene Long was divorced
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Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comFake accounts have been circulating on social media.Police have not released identity of Long.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:07 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comLong was killed by police
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Citation Linkbuzzfeed.comBuzzfeed article identifying Long as the shooter
Jul 17, 2016, 11:35 PM
Citation Linkwsj.comLong was part of an anti-government group called the New Freedom Movement.
Jul 17, 2016, 9:36 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comLong praised Micah Johnson.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:48 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comPolice audio from the shooting.
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Citation Linkuanews.ua.eduLong was on the Dean's List.
Jul 17, 2016, 9:42 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comLong's final Tweet.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:47 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comGavin Eugene Long Instagram picture
Jul 17, 2016, 11:49 PM
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Jul 17, 2016, 9:50 PM
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Citation Linkyoutube.comA video posted by Gavin.
Jul 17, 2016, 11:17 PM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comTweet from Gavin Long's Twitter
Jul 17, 2016, 11:53 PM
Citation Linknbcnews.comArticle identifying Long as the gunman.
Jul 17, 2016, 9:09 PM
Citation Linkcbsnews.comLong served in The Marines.
Jul 17, 2016, 9:39 PM