Suspected Baton Rouge shooter was former University of Alabama Dean’s list student

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Baton Rouge police respond to active shooter near Hammond Aire Shopping Center in Baton Rouge, Sunday, July, 17, 2016. [Photo Credit: Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP]

The gunman who shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers and wounded three others Sunday morning has a tie to Alabama.

University of Alabama spokesperson Chris Bryant confirms Gavin Long attended the school in 2012 for one semester.

He was named to the school’s Dean’s List that spring.

Bryant said the UAPD never had any interactions with Long while he attended the school.

Long, a former Marine from Kansas City, Missouri, turned 29 on Sunday, the same day he opened fire on the police officers.

He was shot and killed at the scene of the shooting.

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