The country has yet to get a break from police shootings as three Baton Rouge Police Officers were killed and three others were injured, in what is being referred to as an ambush style attack. The shooter, Gavin Long of Missouri, encountered the officers while walking down the street, carrying his assault rifle. During the gun fight the three officers and the shooter died.
This shooting comes days after Alton Sterling was laid to rest. Sterling was murdered by two Baton Rouge police officers, his death was captured on video and sparked outrage across the country. This shooting is in addition to the narrative of tense relations between the police and citizens across the country, and widens the divide in seeking a solution to improving those relationships. Rashad Richey spoke about the tragic event with the citizens of Atlanta, Listen below.