Dallas Police Shooting - Dallas Police Chief reports 3 officers killed by at least two snipers.Three police officers are dead, and at least seven others are injured in downtown Dallas Thursday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown says.
The entire statement follows:
"Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482."
"We will provide more information once it is available. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight."
According to reports, DART says one of its officers has been killed, and three others have non-life threatening injuries. The gunshots rang out about 9 p.m. following a protest and rally following the death of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile. The shootings took place as the rally and march were coming to an end. Several police officers arrived downtown following the shooting, which took place near Main and Market streets and a black from the Old Red Courthouse building.
Update: According a recent interview with NBC DFW, the suspect's brother argues that he was not involved in the shooting and gave up his weapon to police right after the shooting.
This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him! pic.twitter.com/Na5T8ZxSz6 Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Twenty seconds in, it appears the man who is a "person of interest" is in the video, gun at his side. #Dallas https://t.co/88fBEZ99U9 ?? April ?? (@ReignOfApril) July 8, 2016Update: The Dallas Police Department reports that a fourth police officer has died.
With heavy hearts, we are devastated to report a fourth officer has been killed. Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Video from a protestor as the shooting began. Jesus. Disturbing content. #Dallas #DallasPoliceShooting pic.twitter.com/yhPTI9KC2g Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) July 8, 2016Update: Dallas police report that the person of interest whose picture has been circulated just turned himself in. Dallas Police Department also report, "another alleged suspect was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers." In addition, a suspicious package was discovered near this suspect's location. The package is being secured by DPD bomb squad."
Update: pic.twitter.com/qBJe3q0EtN Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016