Friday, July 08, 2016

14 people shot, 5 officers killed in Dallas police ambush


WFAA Staff , WFAA6 minutes ago

Police officers take cover as they search for suspects in deadly shooting in downtown Dallas on July 8, 2016.

DALLAS -- Mayor Mike Rawlings has confirmed at least 12 police officers were shot and at least five were killed in an attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country on Thursday night.

Two civilians were also shot during the attack.

Dallas police sources confirmed to News 8 early Friday one suspect is dead after a long standoff with police. A female suspect was taken into custody earlier in the night. It is unclear at this time if they are the only suspects involved.

The Dallas Police Associationannounced the fifth officer had died at about 1:45 a.m. One DART officer and four Dallas Police officers were killed.

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