Gavin Eugene Long (July 17th, 1987 - July 17th, 2016) was the perpetrator of the shooting of Baton Rouge police officers July 17, 2016 police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana , that led to the deaths of three officers. He was killed by a SWAT officer minutes after the shootings. He killed those officers as retaliation for the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile.