Published On : Fri, Jul 8th, 2016

Dallas: 5 officers dead at Protest against police shootings

5 Dallas cops died and six others suffered major injuries by snipers on Thursday night during a demonstration protesting shootings by police officers in Minneso

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New Delhi/Nagpur:
Five Dallas cops died and six others suffered major injuries by snipers on Thursday night during a demonstration protesting shootings by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, reported police.

The fatal shooting in Dallas has been captured on camera. Police head David O Brown asserted that the snipers fired upon officers in “ambush style”

The police believe four suspects coordinated the attack with rifles, Police Chief David O. Brown said, and positioned themselves in triangulated locations near the end of the route the protesters planned to take.

The police had three people in custody and were negotiating in the early-morning hours with a fourth, who was in a garage in downtown Dallas at El Centro, a community college.

The suspect “has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and downtown,” Chief Brown said.

“We are being very careful in our tactics so that we don’t injure or put any of our officers in harm’s way, including the citizens of Dallas, as we negotiate further,” he added.

Brown added, “snipers shot from “elevated positions” during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.”