Sources: Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Long suffered from PTSD

Posted at 6:09 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 08:16:44-04

Gavin Long, the man from Kansas City who shot and killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to CNN sources. 

Officials say Long joined the Marine Corps in 2005 and worked as a data network specialist.

After serving in Iraq, he was discharged at the rank of a sergeant in 2010.

Sources also say Long had filled a prescription for Ativan, an anti-anxiety drug, as recently as June. He also had prescriptions for Valium and Lunesta.

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