Leaked tapes of Gavin Long, the shooter of the Baton Rouge shooting.
He speaks about how he doesn’t affiliate himself with Black Lives Matter nor The Nation of Islam but previously associated himself with them.
The suspect in the fatal shooting of three Baton Rouge cops maintained a robust social media presence and a website called Convos With Cosmo in which he describes himself as a “freedom strategist, mental game coach, nutritionist, author and spiritual advisor.”
Long spent a semester at the University of Alabama, where he made the Dean’s List, according to the school’s website. A spokesperson for the school confirmed to NBC News that Long attended school there for one semester in the spring of 2012.
Long was legally divorced from Aireyona Osha in May, 2011, according to Missouri state records, which say that Long sought the divorce. The Kansas City Star notes that they published a marriage announcement for the couple on July 22, 2009.
A summons was issued against Long for delinquent city earnings taxes was issued in April 2016, according to state records. The case was dismissed on June 7, 2016, though the events preceding it are unclear, as they’re unavailable online.
Sounds like this guy was no Islamic terrorist, and just someone who was very angry with police officers and the American government.