Gavin Long was involved in a shooting with another man. The cops were responding to a shooting that Long was involved in. After they arrived, Long (and possibly the other gunman) opened fire on the cops.
It was not an "ambush" as the cops in Baton Rouge and corporate media are trying to claim. It was a crime in progress that cops were responding to. This was not part of any "plot to kill cops" as Baton Rouge cops claimed a few days ago.
In Baton Rouge police shooting, here's what we know early Monday
Authorities said the attack on Baton Rouge officers began about 8:40 a.m., as they responded to a report of a rifle-wielding man located near the intersection of Airline and Old Hammond highways in Baton Rouge. Witness Brady Vancel, who was working nearby, told WAFB-TV he heard multiple gunshots before police arrived on the scene.