Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 11 Officers, 4 Dead
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A peaceful protest has taken a turn after snipers shot 11 police officers, killing four, according to Dallas Police Chief Brown.
“Some officers were shot in the back,” said Chief Brown, who added during a press conference that they believe a bomb may be hidden somewhere downtown.
UPDATE: CBS from Dallas:
At a news conference Friday, Brown said the suspect made the comments during a standoff with police in a downtown Dallas parking garage.
“We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours,” Brown said. “Negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect.”
He said the suspect told officers he was upset about the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent police shootings.
“The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” Brown said.
The suspect was later killed by an explosive used by police, Brown said.
“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said. “Other options would’ve exposed our officers to grave danger.”
Well, then - as in Orlando, his true motive will never be known.