Dallas Ambush: Snipers Shoot 12 Police Officers & 2 Civilians, 5 Officers Dead … 3 Suspects in Custody, One Suspect Dead
THEY DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE … SAY A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES OF THOSE LOST AND INJURED AND FOR DALLAS.
Sadly, the death toll has climbed to 5 overnight from the ambush style sniper massacre of police officers in Dallas, Texas during a “Black Lives Matters” protest. In total, 12 police officers were shot and 5 have passed away from the deadly, murderous attack. It is the greatest loss of police lives in a single tragic event since the terror attacks of 9-11. According to reports, 43 year old officer Brent Thompson was identified as one of the victims fatally shot. Thompson joined the DART Police Department in 2009.
One of the suspects had engaged in a standoff for several hours with police, but a Dallas city official announced around 3:30 a.m. that it was over. That suspect is now dead, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
“Our explosives took him down,” he told “Good Morning America” today.
A peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings took a sinister turn at about 9 p.m. Thursday night after snipers shot 12 police officers, killing five, according to Dallas Police Chief Brown.
Two civilians were also wounded in the attack.
“Some officers were shot in the back,” said Brown, who added during a press conference that they were attacked “ambush-style.”
One suspect died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at about 2:50am after an hours-long stand-off with police.