Friday, July 8, 2016

4 officers shot dead, 11 wounded in Dallas

4 officers shot dead, 11 wounded in Dallas

Four officers are dead – three Dallas police officers and one DART transit officer – after two snipers opened fire on police at the end of a protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings Thursday night, officials say. Eleven officers were shot by gunmen who were still at large hours after what was believed to be a coordinated shooting, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

"We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves to triangulate on our officers and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could," Brown said.

One person was taken into custody at about 11:30 p.m., Dallas police said, following an exchange of gunfire with Dallas SWAT officers. A suspicious package was located near that person, and the package is being investigated by bomb squad personnel.

Earlier, Brown said police had cornered one of the suspects in a garage and was negotiating with them.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings called the shooting Dallas' "worst nightmare" at a press conference while both suspects were still at large.

"Let's all come together and support our police officers," the mayor said.

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