UPDATE 10:00 AM EST – 5 officers have died, at least 7 more are wounded. 1 suspect has taken his own life, 3 more are in custody.
Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the ambush in Dallas that began Thursday night, officials have said, in the deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001. Two civilians also were injured in the shootings, the office of Dallas’ mayor has said…
UPDATE 1:00 AM – Both suspects in custody, police still looking for accomplices?
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BREAKING: #Dallas Police Department confirms both shooting suspects are in custody
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From CNN, Latest Update 12:10 AM EST: Eleven police officers have been shot in Dallas, according to city police Chief David Brown. Three officers have died: one DART officer and two Dallas police officers, Brown said.
Thursday night turned horrific in Dallas, Texas as protests against the recent deaths of two black men by police grew violent.
The deaths of Alton Spencer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minneapolis, Minnesota sparked protests and unrest across the nation this week. The vast majority of the outcry had been peaceful but that all changed on Thursday night when someone began targeting police officers for harm in Dallas, Texas.
As of 11:30 PM at least 3 officers in Dallas are dead and at least 10 others are wounded.
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.”
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