martes, 19 de julio de 2016

Tirador de Baton Rouge usó un Tavor israelí

Baton Rouge gunman fired multiple bullets into dying cop
By Danika Fears | New York Post



Gavin Long is seen in still images provided by the Louisiana State Police. Photo: Reuters

A chilling new photo shows Baton Rouge cop-killer Gavin Long clad in a black mask and body armor with a high-powered rifle strapped to his shoulder as he prepared to systematically gun down police officers.

In another image, the former Marine can be seen standing in the street, waiting for cops in an offensive pose as he points his IWA Tavor SAR 5.56-caliber rifle straight ahead.

“This was a diabolical attack on the very fabric of society, and that is not hyperbole,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday during an emotional press conference.

“[Long] came here from somewhere else to do harm to our community, specifically the law enforcement in our community,” Edwards added.

Authorities said Long had arrived in Baton Rouge from Kansas City, Mo., several days before the Sunday-morning ambush, and they believe he scouted multiple locations before launching his attack less than a mile from the city’s police headquarters.

After Long shot and wounded one officer during his rampage, he made sure to kill him by pumping two more bullets into him as he lay writhing on the ground, authorities said.

He then fatally gunned down the sheriff’s deputy who ran to the fallen cop’s aid.

“It is chilling in the sheer brutality of the shooting,” said Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson. “There is no doubt whatsoever that these officers were intentionally targeted and assassinated.”

Using overhead maps of the shooting scene, Edmonson described step-by-step how Long used “tactical” movements to sneak up on the officers, ignoring civilians in the area.

Along with the Tavor rifle, Long was also armed with a Springfield X D 9mm pistol and another rifle that he kept in his Chevy Malibu rental car, which he had picked up in Kansas City after the Dallas shootings.

Long, 25, first approached an empty police vehicle parked near a convenience store off of Airline Highway. He also noticed a police officer at a nearby car wash, but the cop left before the slaughter started.

Around then, officers began to arrive at the scene, responding to a 911 call about “a dude with a rifle.”

Long moved along buildings in the complex, eventually shooting officers Montrell Jackson, 32, and Matthew Gerald, 41, who both died during the bloodbath.

Deputy Brad Garafola, a 45-year-old father of four, had left a safe position next to a Dumpster to give aid to one of the wounded officers — and lost his own life trying to help him, authorities said.

“Once [Long] knew he had taken that deputy out, he turned his attention back to the wounded officer. He turned around and shot him twice,” East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.

“My deputy went down fighting,” he added. “He returned fire to the very end.”

Long continued shooting cops as he headed toward another part of the commercial complex, and was finally stopped by a SWAT sharpshooter taking aim at him from across several buildings and more than 100 yards away, authorities said.

Gautreaux said that if the SWAT team hadn’t arrived, “we would have had two other slain deputies and that individual would have had the opportunity to get into his car and go after other targets.”

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