UPDATE: 5 police officers dead in Dallas shooting; 3 suspects in custody, 1 dead after shootout

UPDATE 9:15 a.m. – Dallas Police Chief David Brown says a suspect in the overnight attack that killed five police officers, wounded seven others and wounded two civilians said he was upset over the recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill white people.

Brown said at a news conference Friday that the suspect made the comments before he was killed by an explosive used by police.

He says his department and their families are grieving and that the divisiveness between police and the public must stop.

Authorities say snipers opened fire on police officers during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas Thursday night over the recent fatal shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Authorities say three other suspects were arrested.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. –  CBS news reports 12 officers were shot and injured in the shooting, along with 2 civilians.

UPDATE 5:00 a.m. – Dallas police confirm that 43-year-old officer Brent Thompson was one of the 5 officers shot and killed overnight.

Nearly a dozen remain injured this morning.

Police also confirm that after an overnight shootout with police 1 suspect has died from a explosive device detonated by police after negotiations broke down after a standoff.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says 3 suspects are being interrogated, however they are not cooperating fully, and motive is unclear at this time.

 

UPDATE 12:29 a.m. – The Dallas Police Dept. says a person of interest whose picture has been circulating online has turned himself in.

Police also say another suspect has been taken into custody after a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers. A suspicious package was found near the suspect’s location and is being secured by a Dallas Police Bomb Squad.

UPDATE: 12:25 a.m. – The Dallas Police Dept. is now reporting a fourth officer has died.

UPDATE: 11:56 p.m. –  10 officers were shot during a protest in Dallas and three of them have died. That’s according to area Police Chief  David O. Brown who sent a statement on Thursday night. The chief said It appears two snipers are responsible for the shooting.

The officers were shot during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.

DALLAS – Police say one rapid-transit officer has been killed and three injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit issued the news via its official Twitter account. The agency said the three injured officers were expected to survive. No identifications were released.

Police say they’re trying to sort through what happened when gunshots rang out during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.

Dallas Police Sr. Corporal Debra Webb said in the statement that police were sorting through information at what was “clearly still an active scene.”

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

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