A man believed to have taken part in the shooting that killed at least three police officers from Baton Rouge, LA was from the metro area.
Sources tell KCTV5 the shooter’s name is Gavin Eugene Long.
Three police officers were killed and three additional police officers were wounded Sunday morning in Louisiana.
On Sunday evening, police taped off a scene believed to be Long's most recent home in the 1100 block of East 77th Terrace.
Police surrounding the home and say there is a person inside with a gun. They are treating the area as if there is an imminent threat to surrounding residents and businesses.
Long was a former Marine, according to CBS News. He graduated from Grandview High School in 2005. The University of Alabama confirms Long attended the university for a semester in 2012 and made the Dean's List. The university says UAPD did not have any interaction with him as a student.
Long was a sergeant, according to records. He served in the military from Aug. 22, 2005 until Aug. 21, 2010.
He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medcal, National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.
A Grandview High School classmate tells KCTV5 that Long converted to Islam three years ago. He said Long was quiet and nice.