Dallas mayor tells CBS that 12 police officers and two civilians were shot during sniper attack. 5 Officers Killed, 7 Wounded in Dallas as Snipers Open Fire.
A total of 10 police officers were shot by snipers during the protests, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. An 11th officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, authorities said.
Brown said it’s unclear how many suspects were involved, but three people are in custody.
Dallas police negotiated and exchanged gunfire with a suspect for hours at a parking garage in downtown. That suspect is dead, a law enforcement official told CNN. The official did not say how the suspect died.
“The suspect told our negotiators that the end is coming,” Brown said. The suspect at the garage also told negotiators more officers are going to get hurt, and that bombs are planted all over downtown Dallas.
Police found no explosives during primary and secondary sweeps of the area, Dallas police Maj. Max Geron said Friday morning on Twitter.
Two of the shooters were snipers, who fired “ambush-style” from an “elevated position,” Brown said.
Officers killed include one DART officer. DART, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency, operates buses and commuter rail in the city and surrounding suburbs.