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  • DALLAS COP AMBUSH: Coordinated Attack At A “Black Lives Matter” Style Event Leaves 11 Shot and 5 Dead

    A “Black Lives Matter” style rally protesting two recent shootings of black men by officers turned violent Thursday in Dallas.

    Black and white officers alike, were on hand to provide protection and safety to the protesters.

    Police officers don’t get the luxury of deciding who deserves protection.

    Snipers began a coordinated and planned attack from elevated positions. In the end, eleven police officers were shot and five are dead.

    From ABC News:

    Eleven police officers were shot ambush-style, including five fatally, in Dallas Thursday night by at least two snipers, amid a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, according to the Dallas Police.

    One of the suspects had engaged in a standoff for several hours with police, but a Dallas city official announced around 3:30 a.m. that it was over. That suspect is now dead, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.

    “Our explosives took him down,” he told “Good Morning America” today.

    “He was cornered in a garage and wouldn’t give up and we sent in explosives for that.”

    The conditions of the six wounded officers weren’t immediately released. One civilian was also injured.

    Officials said there are three suspects in custody and police are still investigating a motive for the attack.

    “I can tell you they’re being pretty tight-lipped at this point,” Rawlings said of the three suspects.

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the timing of the attack, the location of the snipers and the weapons they used were sophisticated.

    Today we stand with the men in blue, because blue lives matter too.

    “It is a heartbreaking morning to lose these four officers that proudly served our citizens,” Mayor Rawlings said. “To say that our police officers put their lives on the line every day is not a hyperbole, it’s a reality.”

    By 12:30 a.m. local time, three suspects were in custody and cops were in negotiations with a fourth, who was exchanging gunfire with officers.

    Two of the individuals were taken in after one of them was seen carrying a camouflage bag walking quickly down Lamar Street in downtown Dallas. The individual then threw the bag in the back of a Mercedes and sped off. Police followed the vehicle and performed a traffic stop.

    A woman was also taken into custody in the vicinity of the El Centro parking garage.

     


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