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Friday, July 8, 2016

12 Officers Shot, 5 Fatally, by Snipers Amid Dallas Protest; 1 Suspect Dead and 3 in Custody

Twelve police officers were shot ambush-style, including five fatally, in Dallas on Thursday night by at least two snipers, at a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, according to the mayor's office.
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 seven wounded officers weren't immediately released. Two civilians were also injured, the mayor's office said.
Officials said there are three suspects in custody and police are still investigating a motive for the attack. READ MORE