4 Officers now confirmed dead, at least 8 other Dallas police officers were hit, including three that are in critical condition and three additional DART officers suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the shooting.
One person is in custody, Dallas police say, following an exchange of gunfire with Dallas SWAT officers late Thursday. Dallas police said a suspicious package was located near that person, and the package is being investigated by bomb squad personnel.
Just before 11 p.m. Brown said an 11th officer was injured in a shootout with one of the snipers.
The ATF and FBI have joined the investigation, and Chief Brown said agents are searching downtown for the possibility that there may be a bomb planted somewhere.
Dallas police released a photo of a man whom they consider a “person of interest” in the shootings. The man, whose identity has not been released, surrendered to police for questioning. A person who identified himself as the brother of the man whose photo was released by Dallas police told NBC 5 that his brother had nothing to do with the shooting.
It’s just been reported that the man in the photo who was wanted for questioning has turned himself in.
@BrianKJRH my brother and I are at the Dallas Police Station now! Please let the world Know he had nothing to do with this.
— Cory L. Hughes (@CoryLHughes) July 8, 2016
Apparently not involved in the shootings, although police have now said they have 1 of the suspects in custody. It’s not clear if they were referring to this person who turned himself in, or if another suspect is in custody.
Source: NBC DFW5
ABC 8 Dallas
NBC 5 Dallas
Dallas PD reports, snipers shoot 10 officers, 3 reported dead. Police were searching for suspects in a nearby parking garage. I have no doubt there will be a serious police response when all the smoke settles from this event…
A witness told CBS11 that he heard multiple gunshots fire off and confirmed at least two police officers were shot.
“Whoever was shooting had an assault rifle — and I know guns. The shots were in rapid succession,” he said.
Another witness recounted police officers yelling at her to get down.
“Are they really shooting? This was a peaceful protest,” said Myles in disbelief.
Police in Dallas Texas are reporting that 3-6 officers have been shot during a protest taking place against police brutality (Black Lives Matter). The situation is ongoing and there is no indication of fatalities yet, but SWAT has currently surrounded a building where possible shooters are located.