Five Officers Now Dead in Dallas Shootings, Suspect Identifed As Micah Xavier Johnson
What started off as a peaceful protest in Downtown Dallas, Texas against police brutality and in support of the recent murders or Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, ended with a sniper situation and reported shootout.
5 Officers have been reported died and at least 11 other Dallas police officers were hit, including three that are in critical condition; three additional DART officers suffered injuries that were not life threatening in the shooting.
The shooter has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, a US Army Vet with no prior criminal record. After a standoff with Dallas PD, explosives were initiated and the suspect died.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown released the following statement Thursday evening:
“Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482. We will provide more information once it is available. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight.”
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