Updated: 8:36 a.m. – 7 officers injured, five killed and one suspect died in the attack on Dallas Police last night. Three suspects are in custody. Two civilians were injured. The officers who survived the attack have been released form the hospital and sent home.
A fourth suspect told negotiators that he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He was upset about the recent police shootings. He was upset at white people. He wanted to kill white people especially white officers. He wasn’t affiliated with any groups and did “this” alone. After negotiations broke down, police detonated a device that killed him in garage where he was holed up.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said they were still investigating the possibility that there are more suspects.
Updated: 1:35 Dallas Police Chief David Brown said police are exchanging gunfire with a suspect during negotiations that have gone awry. The suspect said “The End Is Near” and claims to have planted bombs in downtown. Police have also apprehended two people who were driving in a black Mercedes in downtown. They were reportedly wearing camouflage. A woman is also in custody who was in the garage where police exchanged gunfire with a suspect. Investigators are currently interviewing three individuals in custody.
“We as a city, we as a country must come together, lock arms and heal the wounds that we all feel from time to time,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings during a press conference.
The suspects are not cooperating with police investigators.
UPDATED: 12:34 PM EST
Updated: 12:30 The person of interest, whose picture was circulated, turned himself in to Dallas Police, according to a tweet by the Dallas Police Department. A suspect who was engaged in a shootout with the Dallas Police SWAT team has surrendered. A suspicious package was discovered near the suspect’s location. The package was secured by the Dallas Police Department.
UPDATED: 12:16 PM EST
A fourth officer has died from wounds sustained in a Dallas shooting.
UPDATED: 11:55 PM EST
The Dallas Police Department has released a picture of the person of interest in Thursday’s shooting.
The picture was circulated on Twitter, although users were quick to point out that a man that appears to be the “suspect” was on the ground with protestors — not elevated as police specified — when the shots began.
The police department has yet to respond to the concerns.
An eleventh officer was said to be shot, according to the police chief. In a press conference, Chief Brown also said police “believe these suspects have threatened to plant a bomb in the downtown area.”
The situation in Dallas is active. This is a developing story.
UPDATED: 11:30 PM EST
Ten officers were wounded in shooting that occurred at a Dallas protest Thursday night, according to a statement released by Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown.
Three of those officers were fatally injured. According to the statement, two snipers fired the shots from elevated positions.
UPDATED: 11:20 PM EST
Three police officers were shot Thursday night and another killed in a shooting at a Dallas protest.
One of the officers shot sustained a non-life threatening wound to his arm, CBS Dallas reports.
Police searched for a suspect or suspects with rifles in a parking garage at Griffin and Lamar in downtown Dallas immediately after the shooting.
DART rail and bus service in downtown has been suspended due to the shooting.
Protest participants also say the gunmen opened fire on the crowd.
This is a developing story.
Two police officers were shot during a protest organized in Dallas, Texas, Fox4News reports.
The protest was organized in response to two police-involved shootings that left Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota dead this week.
It’s unclear if the protest is directly related to the shooting.
The condition of the officers in unknown. In videos taken by participants of the protest and bystanders, the gathered crowd can be seen dispersing as gunshots sound off in the background.
The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. as the protestors were marching near Lamar and Main St.
Police sources tell FOX 4 one suspect is down while a second possible suspect is in a downtown Dallas garage and wearing a bulletproof vest and tactical gear.
This is a developing story.
SOURCE: Fox4News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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