Kansas City Police Search House And Apartment Linked To Suspected Baton Rouge Shooter
Update July 18, 1:34 p.m.
Kansas City, Missouri, police say the man arrested Sunday afternoon at the house on 77th Terrace linked to the Gavin Eugene Long was picked up on a "minor warrant."
Kamerran Fryer was arrested for a seat belt violation and was released on a signature bond, according to statement from police.
Three reporters said they were met at the door by Fryer while he was holding a long gun.
Federal agents and police searched his home for several hours.
The FBI has not commented on the search on 77th Terrace or another search at an apartment on 80th and Campbell in south Kansas City.
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The man suspected of killing three law enforcement officers and wounding three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday morning appears to be from Kansas City, Missouri. And it appears he carried out the attack on his birthday.
The suspected shooter has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long. Jackson County public records show a person with that name born July 17, 1987. A divorce filing from 2011 turned up a Kansas City address. Law enforcement converged on that location Sunday evening.
“It’s gonna be a long night,” one Kansas City police officer told KCUR’s Lisa Rodriguez.
A perimeter, set up in the area of 77th Terrace and Troost, remained in place until around 10 p.m.
Police also searched an apartment at 80th and Campbell in south Kansas City and removed boxes.
The motive for the shooting in Baton Rouge is unclear. At an afternoon press conference, Louisiana authorities announced the suspect had been killed at the scene.
“We believe that the person who shot and killed our officers is the person who was shot and killed at the scene,” said Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police.
KCUR has learned that Long sought to change his name last year to Cosmo Ausar Setepenra. The rambling name-change application, which appears to have been drafted by him, stated that “(I)ndigenous people have the right to revitalize, use, develop and transmit to future generations their histories, languages, oral traditions, philosophies, writing systems and literatures, and to designate and retain their own names for communities, places and persons.”
It continued: “I am restored to my own aboriginal-indigenous appellation in propria personal suis juris and nunc pro tunc without colorable law (legal) contract from Gavin Eugene Long to Cosmo Ausar Setenpenra in accord with the laws, customs, religious practices, traditions, distinct identities, characteristics and divine principles and language(s) of my Ancestors (Achpitpanniku) with power and authority deriving from Universal Law, Natural Law, Common Law and Ecclesiastical Law.”
This is a developing story. KCUR will post updates as they become available.
Amy Jeffries is the Kansas Elections Editor at KCUR. Follow Amy on Twitter @amyoverhere.
Dan Margolies, editor of the Heartland Health Monitor team, is based at KCUR. You can reach him on Twitter @DanMargolies.
Education reporter Sam Zeff also contributed to this report.