(BATON ROUGE, La.) — The man who authorities say gunned down three police officers Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, public records show.
The shooter, identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri, is listed on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) website as having joined the Marines in August 2005 and ended active duty in August 2010.
Other public records appear to show Long was married in 2009 but petitioned for divorce just two years later.
Federal authorities are currently looking at ties Long may have had to an anti-government group, which he appeared to support online, according to a source familiar with the ongoing probe. Long was carrying his cell phone during his assault and it has been recovered by law enforcement, the source said.
Long killed three police officers and wounded three others before being gunned down himself, officials said. Authorities initially suspected other shooters could be on the loose, but have since determined Long appears to have been a lone gunman. Records show Sunday was Long’s birthday.
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