Three law enforcement officers are confirmed dead and three others were wounded after an ambush by unidentified suspects who opened fire on a number of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers, according to a report from the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) on Sunday.
The suspect was identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri. Police say he most likely acted alone in the ambush of the cops.
The fallen law enforcement officers are listed as Montrell Jackson, a 32-year-old new father who had served for 10 years with the Baton Rouge Police Department, and Matthew Gerald, at 41 a newly hired Baton Rouge law enforcement officer with a military police work history.
Also slain by the shooter Long, was Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, 45, who leaves behind a wife, Tonja, and four children, according to Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.