No words can express the level of ruthlessness and evil Gavin Long took to execute these cops. WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THIS OFFENSIVE
Wearing a black balaclava and carrying a high-powered rifle, former US Marine Gavin Long cut a chilling figure as he calmly walked around Baton Rouge.
He is seen strolling alongside cars and through streets in newly-released surveillance footage, taken during the his horrific attack that left three police officers dead and another three wounded.
The cameras then recorded him as he took up his shooting stance and fired at patrol cars from a long distance.
During Sunday’s brutal ambush, the 29-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, kept shooting one of the slain cops as he lay dying on the ground.
Long then fired at another sheriff’s deputy, who was running over to help his stricken colleague.
His murderous rampage, that has been described as ‘sheer brutality’ by senior cops in Louisiana, was finally put to an end when a SWAT officer shot and killed him from 100 yards away.
Authorities also believe he may have spent days stalking cops in the city and staking out the gas station where the shooting unfolded.
Long knew that officers frequented the gas station where he opened fire, Fox News reports. One of the cops shot by Long was vacuuming his car at the time of the shooting.
One of the victims, father-of-four Brad Garafola, 45, ‘went down fighting’ and returned fire to the ‘very end’ East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said on Monday.
He was killed along with Baton Rouge police officers Montrell Jackson, 32, and Matthew Gerald, 41, by former Marine Gavin Eugene Long, 29, at the B-Quik gas station on Sunday morning.
Long got a rental car in Kansas City after the Dallas shootings on July 7 and drove it more than 700 miles to Baton Rouge, law enforcement sources told CNN.