Police ambushed at Dallas Black Lives Matter protest, 5 officers killed, 3 more in critical condition

Dallas Morning News:
Two snipers shot and killed four Dallas police officers and a DART officer Thursday night during a protest downtown.

Six other officers were wounded in a coordinated attack during the demonstration against recent shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

A man who exchanged gunfire with police in the El Centro College garage was reported dead shortly before 3 a.m.

The shooting was the deadliest day for law officers since Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers died, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said snipers with rifles shot 11 officers and one bystander from elevated positions about 9 p.m..

At 1:42 a.m., the Dallas Police Association tweeted that a fifth officer had died.
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Three Dallas police officers were in critical condition, and two of them had undergone surgery, police said.

One civilian was also wounded in the shooting, and was undergoing surgery early Friday after being shot in the right calf.
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The officers were assaulted "ambush-style," Brown said, with some of them shot in the back.
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There is much more.

The claim of the shooter that bombs had been placed around the garage from which he was shooting appears to be unconfirmed at this point.  While the police thought there may have been more than one shooter, as of this report, only one is reported dead, and a woman who was in the area is in custody.   The suspect that is in custody was not cooperating according to other reports.

According to Fox News:
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Dallas Police Chief David Brown said earlier Friday that it was ”our assumption” that four suspects were working together with rifles, triangulating at different positions." He had no information on a possible motive or the identities of any of the suspects. He also noted that police were not completely certain that every suspect was in custody.

Brown also said authorities had earlier taken a woman into custody near the garage. Two men were also being questioned after police pursued their vehicle away from downtown onto Interstate 35.

A fourth man was in an hours-long standoff with police. He was firing at officers and around 2:15 a.m. local time and told police “the end is coming.” He later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to KDFW-TV. Police were sweeping the area for possible explosives.
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Brown said multiple shooters positioned themselves in two parking garages in downtown Dallas and "planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could."

A Dallas police source estimated to Fox News that at least 60 rounds were fired over a "large kill zone." The source added that the shooting would have required considerable planning.
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I will have updates as more information becomes available.  This is looking like a hate crime directed at the police.

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