Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that atleast One Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer was fatally shot however, it is not clear if Brown included the DART officers in his tally. Brown said that there were two snipers were shooting from elevated positions during a “peaceful protest”. Brown stated that two officers are in surgery and three are in critical condition. No Suspects were in custody at the time of his tweet.
The shootings occurred while protests that were underway about two blocks from Dealey plaza. Video showed the crowd quickly dispersing as shots were fired.
The Governor of Texas stated the following:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening,” “In times like this we must remember — and emphasize — the importance of uniting as Americans.”
*UPDATE* – Dallas, PD Released an image of one of the suspected Snipers. Details here: http://celebtrashtalk.com/dallas-pd-release-image-of-sniper-suspect/
**UPDATE** – Dallas, PD have suspect in custody after chase on I-35 and more! Click here for more details: http://celebtrashtalk.com/dallas-pd-have-sniper-suspect-in-custody/
***Update*** – Dallas, PD has confirmed that a total of 10 officers were shot during the protests. An 11th victim was shot during an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects and the officer has since been transported to the hospital. Dallas, PD Chief David Brown said there could be more than two shooters. He stated police had cornered a suspect in a commercial garage. “These suspects have threatened to plant a bomb in the downtown area,” Brown said.
Currently the death toll from this extremely tragic incident rests at 4 deceased and 7 wounded. We hope the death toll does not rise.
****Latest Update**** It is now confirmed that 5 officers are deceased and 7 officers are wounded bringing the total amount of causalities to law enforcement officials to 12. As well, the suspect in these attacks is now deceased following a standoff with an explosive device against law enforcement in Dallas, TX. Details on the stand off can be found here: http://celebtrashtalk.com/dallas-sniper-suspect-killed/
The Protest in question was in response to the two shootings of African American me in two days. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this situation. Please be advised, the video below is graphic in nature.