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Videos: 5 officers killed, 6 officers shot in sniper attack during Dallas police protest

Five Dallas officers were killed and six more officers were shot after gunfire erupted during a march against police violence Thursday evening


By PoliceOne Staff

UPDATE 2:10 a.m.: DART has identified their officer shot and killed in Thursday's attack - the first DART officer killed in the line of duty. 

UPDATE 1:53 a.m.: The Dallas Police Association has announced a fifth officer has passed away.

UPDATE - 12:51 a.m.: Police have a suspect cornered in a downtown Dallas parking garage. According to reports, they have been exchanging gunfire with the suspect and are in the process of 'negotiating'. 

"The suspect has told our negotiators that the end is coming," Brown said. He has also indicated 'more officers are going to be hurt' and claimed that bombs are in place in the downtown area.

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DALLAS — Four Dallas officers were killed and seven more officers were shot after gunfire erupted during a march against police violence Thursday evening, sending crowds sprinting for safety.

Footage captured a barrage of gunfire and what appeared to be an officer lying on the ground.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters two snipers opened fire on officers, killing four and wounding at least seven more. A person of interest has turned himself in, according to the chief. A second suspect that engaged in a shootout with SWAT officers was also taken into custody. Police believe a bomb may have been planted at the scene and the DPD bomb squad is currently investigating. 

Witnesses told CBS-DFW they heard as many as 30 shots go off in "rapid succession." 

No further information has been released. 

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