Dallas Shooting: Suspected Dallas shooter Micah Xavier Johnson was a member of the US Army Reserve, says US Government Source

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Dallas | Updated: July 8, 2016 10:01:55 PM

The shooting happened as largely peaceful protests unfolded around the United States after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul, Minnesota, late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed.

Suspect in Dallas police attack wanted to 'kill white people': chief David Brown (Image Source: Twitter)Suspect in Dallas police attack wanted to ‘kill white people’: chief David Brown (Image Source: Twitter)

Dallas shootings: Five police officers were shot dead and six others injured in “ambush style” firing by snipers in Dallas during a late night demonstration protesting the fatal police shootings of black men this week, making it one of the deadliest days for police in American law enforcement history.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that two snipers fired “ambush style” from an elevated position.

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. (CDT) Thursday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Latest updates on Dallas Shootings:

9.45 pm (IST): US Attorney General Lynch says US department of justice will provide any assistance needed to investigate Dallas shooting

9. 11 pm (IST): Suspected Dallas shooter Micah Xavier Johnson was a member of the US Army Reserve: US Government Source

6. 38 pm (IST): Slain suspect told negotiator he was upset about recent police shooting, says police chief Davis Brown

6. 35 pm (IST): Slain suspect was killed with a bomb carried by a robot after talks broke down, says police chief Davis Brown

6.30 pm (IST): Slain suspect expressed anger for black lives matter protest movement: David Brown

6.22 pm (IST): Investigation continues to look at other possible suspects in shooting: David Brown

6.18 pm (IST): Slain suspect told negotiator he was not affiliated with any group and acted alone: David Brown

6.12 pm (IST): He wanted to kill white people, especially police officers : Dallas police chief David Brown

6.11 pm (IST): One cornered suspect was killed with a bomb carried by a robot after talks broke down, says police chief David Brown

6.03 pm (IST): 

5.20 pm (IST):

 

5.07 pm (IST): Mayor tells CBS News 12 police officers and two civillans were shot during sniper attack

4.50 pm (IST): Obama said his team is keeping him updated on the investigation and that he would have more to say as more details about the attack are learned.

4.45 pm (IST): Obama said he told Rawlings that the federal government would provide the city with any assistance it may need as it deals with this “tremendous tragedy”.

“We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic. In the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”

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3.20 pm (IST): President Barack Obama said on Friday he had called Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to extend his condolences and offer support after snipers killed five police officers and wounded six more in a coordinated attack in the city.

2.50 pm (IST): Dallas police shooter had “twisted motivations, but let’s be clear, there’s no possible justification” for shooting police: Obama

2.48 pm (IST): Such attacks are vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement, says Barack Obama.

2.43 pm (IST): Downtown Dallas being swept for bombs after suspect threats police about it.

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2.10 pm (IST): “It looked like an execution,” says Dallas shooting eyewitness

1.46 pm (IST): Suspect nvolved in Dallas standoff dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound: CBSDFW reports

1.31 pm (IST): Remaining gunman in the El Centro College garage reported dead, says The Dallas Morning News

12.54 pm (IST): Reports suggest Dallas suspect has shot himself during standoff with police

12.45 pm (IST): DART grieving the loss of Officer Brent Thompson, 43, killed during Thursday protest. DART says he’s the first officer killed in the line of duty since the agency formed a police department in 1989.

12.27 pm (IST): US President Barack Obama, visiting Poland for a summit of the NATO defence alliance, was briefed on the shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas, in which snipers killed at least four policemen, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

12:13 pm(IST): 5th Dallas officer announced dead, tweets Dallas Police Association

12:05 pm (IST): US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a statement that “our thoughts and prayers go out to these officers and their families, and to those who have been injured.” He said his office is in close contact with local authorities and will be offering to provide whatever support they can to help victims and bring the “perpetrators to justice.”

11:37 am (IST): “The suspect that we are negotiating with that has exchanged gunfire with us over the last 45 minutes has told our negotiators that the end is coming, and he is going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement. And that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown,” Police Chief David Brown told reporters.

11:23 am (IST): Police chief: “We’re continuing to ask for the public’s prayers of support & encouragement”

11:21 am (IST): Dallas Police Chief says negotiations in progress with a secomd sniper suspect who is sporadically opening fire at Police inside a parking garage.

11:16 am (IST): Dallas Police Chief says no word yet on motive for ambush on Police

11:11 am (IST): Dallas suspect claims to have planted bombs: Police Chief.

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11:06 am (IST): FAA issues temporary flight restriction over Downtown Dallas after the shootings of 11 officers in the area: Website

11.03 am (IST): Downtown still a crime scene, say Dallas Mayor

11:00 am (IST): Abbott, Texas leaders pledge support for officers after fatal attack in downtown Dallas

10:52 am (IST):  3 people in custody in Dallas shootings; 4th person exchanging gunfire with officers, says Police Chief

10:50 am (IST): Facebook activates “safety check” for users after the shootings of 11 officers in Dallas

10:43 am (IST): “Our worst nightmare has happened,” Mike Rawlings, mayor of the Texas city, told a news conference. “It is a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas.”

10:30 am (IST): Dallas police say a suspect in shooting of officers at Dallas protests is in custody and a person of interest has surrendered.

Dallas police say four officers have died after at least two snipers opened fire during protests downtown Thursday night. Seven other officers were wounded.

Police Chief David O. Brown said snipers shot from ”elevated positions” during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.

10:20 am (IST): 

10:15 am (IST): The Dallas police chief says it appears two snipers shot 10 police officers during protests, and three of the officers are dead.

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10:00 am(IST):  Dallas police chief says it appears two snipers shot 10 police officers during protests, and three of the officers are dead.

Dallas police chief David O. Brown said in a statement that three of the officers who were injured are in critical condition Thursday night.

Dallas police respond after shot were fired during a protest Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers during the protests; several officers were killed, police said. (Maria R. Olivas/The Dallas Morning News via AP)Dallas police respond after shot were fired during a protest Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers during the protests; several officers were killed, police said. (AP)

9:45 am(IST): Police say one rapid-transit officer has been killed and three injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit issued the news via its official Twitter account. The agency said the three injured officers were expected to survive. No identifications were released.

9:35 am (IST) Police in Dallas say they’re trying to sort through what happened when gunshots rang out during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.

The police statement comes as multiple media outlets report that two officers were shot. There has been no official confirmation of that.

Dallas Police Sr. Corporal Debra Webb said in the statement that police were sorting through information at what was ”clearly still an active scene.”

9.20 am(IST):  Multiple media outlets report shots have been fired at a Dallas protest over two recent fatal police shootings. Scores of police and security officers were on hand.

A police dispatcher reached by The Associated Press had no immediate comment.

Hundreds of people gathered in Union Square Park in Manhattan and took to the streets to protest the recent police-related shootings of two black men. The protesters on Thursday chanted ”The people united, never be divided” and ”Hands up don’t shoot.” Police scrambled to keep up with the crowd as the group left the park and marched up Fifth Avenue.

On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.

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