Gavin Eugene Long shot and killed 3 Baton Rouge police officers and wounded 3 others. Police were responding to a call of a man with a rifle. When they approached him, he began firing at police who ultimately killed Long in the crossfire.
Long, 29, was said to be a Marine veteran from Kansas City, Missouri. He was an author under the Cosmo Setepenra pseudonym and referred to himself as a “nutritionist, life coach, dietitian, personal trainer, author and spiritual advisor” on Amazon. He also used this name to openly promoted violence against police in online videos.
A Twitter account reportedly belonging to Long also praised the Dallas shooter.
“You gotta fight back. That’s the only way a bully knows to quit. He doesn’t know words. He can’t understand words, I promise you. He doesn’t understand protests. If y’all want to keep protesting, do that. But for the serious ones, the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what it’s going to take.” ~ Gavin Eugene Long
He recorded this video in Dallas shortly after gunman Micah Johnson murdered five police officers in a targeted attack. The man said “blood” and “money” are the only effective means to fight back against the police.
Watch the full video below (Warning: Mature content):
In another tweet, he wrote: “Violence is not THE answer (its a answer), but at what point do you stand up so that your people dont become the Native Americans…EXTINCT?”
The last tweet he posted came in the early Sunday morning hours. His ominous message stated:
“Just bc you wake up every morning doesn’t mean that you’re living. And just bc you shed your physical body doesn’t mean that you’re dead.”