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.
DART grieving the loss of Ofc Brent Thompson, 43, killed during Thurs protest. First DART officer killed in line of duty. Joined DART 2009.— dartmedia (@dartmedia) July 8, 2016
UPDATE 1:53 a.m.: The Dallas Police Association has announced a fifth officer has passed away.
We just lost another. Officer Down— Dallas Police Assoc (@DPA_PoliceAssoc) July 8, 2016
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.
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.
Update: pic.twitter.com/qBJe3q0EtN— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Brother of "person of interest" says his brother is not a suspect, handed his long rifle over to a police officer. pic.twitter.com/H2nUX7CKFN— Brian New (@BrianNewCBS) July 8, 2016
With heavy hearts, we are devastated to report a fourth officer has been killed.— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Witnesses told CBS-DFW they heard as many as 30 shots go off in "rapid succession."
No further information has been released.
Four DART police officers were shot in downtown Dallas. 1 deceased, others not life-threatening. No IDs yet. Updates via twitter.— dartmedia (@dartmedia) July 8, 2016
Omni hotel lit to honor the 4 officers killed in Dallas tonight. pic.twitter.com/Tag5wHMy8t— Chance Horner (@chancehorner) July 8, 2016
OFFICER SHOT IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS pic.twitter.com/QNl085Fg2r— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) July 8, 2016
You can donate to help officers and their families through DPD Assist the Officers Foundation. https://t.co/QkmBvU6HdP— Rep. John Wray (@TXHD10) July 8, 2016
Update - DPD officers report suspect is at El Centro College. Again - completely avoid the area near El Centro in downtown Dallas.— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) July 8, 2016
My brother in West End says he heard 50 gunshots. Someone he's with says DPD officers carried officer to ambulance. pic.twitter.com/15FOslzAKk— Allison Harris (@allisonfox4news) July 8, 2016
Several roads are blocked off after shooting at a downtown rally, protesting officer involved shootings. pic.twitter.com/yA0w2lUw0o— Diana Zoga (@DianaZogaFox4) July 8, 2016
A woman, running from the scene, was crying. Saying, an officer was shot.— Diana Zoga (@DianaZogaFox4) July 8, 2016
I am so scared. pic.twitter.com/jw88QnKGXG— Allison (@allisongriz) July 8, 2016