Multiple Police Officers Shot at ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest in Dallas, TX (Update: 1 DART Officer Dead)(Update: 10 Officers Shot, 3 Dead)(Update: Suspect Pic Released)(Update: 4th Police Officer Dies)
SHOOTING IN DALLAS … Police officers targeted and shot during ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest.
Chaos erupts during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas Texas tonight as four DART police officers have been shot, one has been confirmed dead. Reports are that multiple sots were fired during the protest. It would appear that police officers were targeted by two gunman. The protest was in response to the two police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
Four DART police officers have been shot, one has been confirmed dead, at a Dallas protest Thursday evening, according to KDFW.
Protesters and police alike took cover when witnesses reported hearing 50 or more rounds fired during a demonstration in response to recent deadly police shootings across the country.
Disturbing video shows what appears to be two officers and possibly several others lying in the street.
Police sources tell KDFW one suspect is down while a second possible suspect is in a downtown Dallas garage and wearing a bulletproof vest and tactical gear. Bystanders have been told to shelter in place, according to KTVT.
“The shots were coming from the roof,” one protester told the station. Witnesses reported hearing more than a dozen gunshots that scattered the crowd. That protester said that officers and bystanders alike were in the line of fire.
Police officers were searching for a man with a rifle, according to several reports.
Video of multiple shots fired, UNREAL
Chief Brown sent the following statement via email at 10:35 p.m. Thursday night.
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.
Ten law enforcement officers in Dallas were shot, three fatally, by what is believed to be two snipers near the end of a demonstration over police killings of black men was ending, Dallas police said.
The shooting occurred at around 9 p.m. (10 p.m. ET) as a rally and march downtown was ending, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
A large number of law-enforcement vehicles and personnel could be seen at the scene. The demonstration and march was ending at the time.
A person at the protest said they were “making our second lap” when gunfire erupted.
“We heard shots, we smelled gunpowder, and that’s when everything got really intense and surreal,” the witness told MSNBC. “We just started to run and grab kids,” he said.
UPDATE III: Police Release PIC of possible suspect.
Four officers are dead, including 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, officials say.
At least eight other Dallas police officers were hit, including three that are in critical condition; three additional DART officers suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the shooting.