The Dallas cop killer has spoken out about his motives in killing multiple police officers during a protest that quickly turned violent.
One of the suspects in the ambush-style shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead overnight told a hostage negotiator he was upset about the recent police shootings of two black men and he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference this morning.
As officials negotiated with the suspect, he revealed the information about his motive to a hostage negotiator, Brown said.
Officials negotiated with the suspect for several hours and exchanged gunfire with him, Brown said.
Then police “saw no other option but to use our bomb robot … for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said.
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The latest news reports that at least 5 officers have been shot dead, and seven others have been wounded.
DALLAS — At least five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others wounded Thursday evening as a protest over recent police shootings was interrupted by chaos. The Dallas police chief said an attacker told authorities “he was upset about the recent police shootings” and “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
After a peaceful march, downtown here suddenly exploded into violence at around 9 p.m. local time when gunshots echoed through the streets, sending protesters and police officers alike scattering for cover. Authorities said two civilians were also injured during the shooting.
“We’re hurting,” David Brown, the Dallas police chief, said Friday morning. “Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heart broken.”
Four Dallas Police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed by “snipers” perched atop “elevated positions,” officials said.
Videos circulating on social media showed an individual with an assault-style rifle shoot a police officer in the back at point-blank range.
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