5 Officers Shot by Snipers During Protest of Dallas Police Shootings

5 Officers Shot by Snipers During Protest of Dallas Police Shootings

In a standoff with police, a gunman suspect who was killed “stated he wanted to kill white people,” Dallas police said Friday. Three other suspects are in custody. Two civilians were also shot.

At least one sniper shot 14 people, killing five police officers, in Dallas late Thursday night, turning a peaceful protest against the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, into a scene of chaos and carnage.

The wounded include seven police officers and two civilians. It was the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the 9/11 attacks.

One suspect has been identified as Micah X. Johnson, according to the Associated Press. Johnson died after a standoff with police that lasted hours and ended when the police sent in a robot with a bomb and detonated it, killing him.

This is an ongoing breaking news story, meaning the facts are likely to change as events continue and new information emerges. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t, so far, according to official sources and media reports. This story will be continuously updated as long as events are unfolding.

[Source: www.vox.com]

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