Baton Rouge police officers were ambushed and shot to death by a deranged man on Sunday after responding to a call about a man walking down Airline Highway with a rifle.
Caught in the crossfire were women in a vehicle near the scene who caught the situation on video with audio.
“This man is shooting at the police!” a woman is heard screaming. “I don’t know who this man is …”
“Look, we’ve got a guy right behind us,” says another woman, shortly before gunshots are heard right by their location.
The gunman has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long, a former U.S. Marine, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, MSNBC has reported.
Long, described as a black male from Kansas City, Missouri, was killed at the scene of the shooting, CBS News reported.
Just last week, Baton Rouge, Louisiana police uncovered credible threats to harm Baton Rouge police after pawn shop burglary and arrests when Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said last Tuesday that officers uncovered a “credible threat” against police from one of four burglars who broke into a Government Street pawn shop and stole eight handguns, the Advocate reported.
Asked if police had uncovered other evidence of a plot to shoot officers in Baton Rouge beyond robbery suspect, Thomas’ statements to detectives, the chief said, “That was enough of a credible threat to take it really seriously.”
“We took this as a very viable threat,” said Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the State Police. “We have been questioned repeatedly over the last several days about our show of force and why we have the tactics that we have. Well, this is the reason because we had credible threats against the lives of officers in the city.”
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