Three police officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. The incident takes place only two weeks after Alton Sterling, a black man who was selling CDs in a Triple S parking lot, was shot by police. The gunman, Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri, was killed at the scene and there are no other suspects.
Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux made a very emotional plea on Sunday saying, “To me, this is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts. And until we come together as a nation – as a people – to heal as a people. If we don’t do that and this madness continues, we will surely perish as a people.”
The shooting on Sunday is the latest is a month filled with violence and racial tension. It began with Alton Sterling being shot by Baton Rouge police on July 5th. The next night, a black man was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in a St. Paul, Minnesota, suburb. Then the following night, 5 police officers were gunned down in Dallas.
Young Conservatives reports:
Three law enforcement officers were fatally shot and three others wounded on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by the police here, sparking nightly protests.
The gunman, who was identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo., was killed by the police.
Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux made an emotional plea to anyone who would listen in the aftermath of today’s shooting, which saw three police officers killed.
Governor John Bel Edwards said he didn’t have the words to express how he was feeling – words he hoped would help heal.