Clip via NBC News.
Eleven law enforcement officers were shot, five of them killed in an ambush-style shooting carried out by snipers Thursday night and early Friday morning during a protest of recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
The shootings took place in and around Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, and began at about 9:00 p.m. local time (10:00 p.m. ET) as the protest was winding down.
BREAKING: @FOX4 in Dallas reporting shots fired at a protest downtown related to the officer-involved shootings in LA/MN
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) July 8, 2016
Just prior to midnight, police reported that two suspects were in custody and two more were being sought. Authorities released a photo of one of the suspects and asked for the public’s help in finding him.
This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him! pic.twitter.com/Na5T8ZxSz6
— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 8, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown reported that one or more explosive devices were believed to have been planted in the area.
Police Chief Brown: “We believe these suspects have threatened to plant a bomb in the downtown area” pic.twitter.com/FcduU3Nkcl
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 8, 2016
At an early morning press briefing, Brown reported that a third suspect was then in custody and a fourth continued to exchange gunfire with police officers.
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The fourth suspect was “neutralized” at about 2:45 a.m. local (3:45 ET).
— ABC News (@ABC) July 8, 2016
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) July 8, 2016
— Ben Russell (@BenRussellNBC5) July 8, 2016
Just reported, via KDFW, final suspect shot himself inside El Centro College parking garage…
— AngelsWalk! (@LAWGermany) July 8, 2016
Dallas’ Daley Plaza was the location that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
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