July 2016: Three Police Officers Shot in Baton Rouge
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of July 2016.
1. No Charges Filed for Hillary Clinton 2. Police Shooting in Baton Rouge 3. Police Shooting in Minnesota 4. Protest Turns Deadly in Dallas 5. Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq 6. Trump Picks Pence 7. Police Officers Targeted in Baton Rouge 8. Producer Garry Marshall Dies 9. Roger Ailes Steps Down 10. Another Nightclub Shooting in Florida 11. Hillary Clinton Makes History 12. Verizon Buys Yahoo 13. Jimmy Walker Wins PGA
- Three Police Officers Shot in Baton Rouge
- On July 17, 2016, a former Marine sergeant from Kansas City, Missouri shoots six police officers in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Three of the police officers die. The ex-Marine is Gavin Long, a 29-year-old African American who won many medals during his time in the military, including the Good Conduct Medal. Long is fatally shot by other officers responding to the scene. This incident happens only two weeks after the shooting of Alton Sterling, an incident that inspires many protests throughout the country regarding police conduct.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
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