Marine Corps Veteran Identified as Shooter in Baton Rouge

Gavin Eugene Long

 

Marine Corps Veteran Identified as Shooter in Baton Rouge

Last week an Army combat veteran fired upon police officers in Dallas, Texas, slaying five–among them four other military veterans. Today, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq shot and killed several police officers in Baton Rouge, LA. This is a troubling trend and a terrible act indeed. As the facts of this case and details about this veteran emerge, close attention should be paid to the process which led him to this point.

Along with the three veterans who shot at police these past two weeks there have been a number of other incidents of concern as well.  Another Marine Corps veteran died in a suicide by cop incident  Two other veterans, one in Wisconsin, another in Iowa also took their lives after the VA failed to admit them during mental health crises. We are failing, failing miserably.

 

Marine Corps veteran identified as gunman in fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge

 

Source: Marine Corps veteran identified as gunman in fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Jenny Jarvie and Jaweed Kaleem, LA Times

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