Incident Summary:

09/11/2017: An assailant fired shots through the front door and living room of a home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Two men were home at the time of the attack, but no one was injured. Kenneth James Gleason, a white extremist, was arrested and charged in connection with this attack and two similar incidents in Baton Rouge in the same week. Police believe the attacks were racially motivated. He pleaded not guilty in December 2017.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Baton Rouge

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description House of Black Civilians
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Gleeson was charged with two similar incidents that occurred on September 12, 2017 and September 14, 2017.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Alleged Baton Rouge serial killer pleads not guilty; one victim's family believes 'justice will be served'," The Advocate (Baton Rouge), December 13, 2017.
"Neighbor of Baton Rouge man accused of killing 2 black men describes horror of shots fired at house," The Advocate (Baton Rouge), September 19, 2017.
"What we know about Kenneth Gleason, Baton Rouge man booked in killings of 2 black men," The Advocate (Baton Rouge), September 19, 2017.