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Dallas Massacre – Worst Attack on LEOs since 9-11

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Dallas Massacre – Worst Attack on LEOs since 9-11

Update:

CNN reported,

The dead gunman in the Dallas ambush that left five officers dead has been identified as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation told CNN. Johnson had no criminal record or known terror ties, a law enforcement official said.

Johnson had served in the U.S. Army Reserve, two U.S. officials said.

A neighbor said there are police cars outside Johnson’s home. Wayne Bynoe, the neighbor, told CNN that Johnson lived with his mother and “keeps to himself.”

 

Night of terror – Sniper fire rained down on police officers in Dallas last night in what the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund is calling the “worst attack on law enforcement since 9-11.” Five police officers were killed, 2 civilians and 7 more officers were wounded in what is being described as a “targeted, coordinated attack.”

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Dallas Police rush to the scene of the shootings – Twitter photo via @BusinessInsider

He wanted to “kill white people” and especially white cops

At least one suspect opened fire on the officers guarding the protests. He died after a bomb robot detonated a device he was carrying in a desperate attempt to stop the carnage. It is believed he calculatedly shot the officers from the parking garage.

The man threatened that he had placed explosives around the city of Dallas.

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Twitter photo of Dallas Officers taking cover via Wall Street Journal

Fox reported,

A Dallas police source estimated to Fox News that at least 60 rounds were fired over a “large kill zone.” The source added that the shooting would have required considerable planning.

The suspect was killed when police sent a robot into the El Centro Community College parking garage to detonate the bomb after negotiations went nowhere, Brown said, refuting earlier reports that the man killed himself. Before he died, he had claimed that explosives had been set around the city, and much of downtown Dallas was locked down while police searched before determining there were no bombs.

Authorities are still not certain there was only one shooter, but are investigating. Three suspects were in custody as of last night, although it is unclear their connection to the shootings.

“I’m not going to be satisfied until we’ve turned over every stone. We’ve got some level that this one suspect did do some of the shooting. But we’re not satisfied that we’ve exhausted every lead. So if there’s someone out there who’s associated with this, we will find you, we will prosecute you, and we will bring you to justice.” David Brown, Dallas Police Chief

Victims

The first officer killed was 43 year old Brent Thompson, a US Marine veteran and newlywed.

The families of these officers will struggle to cope with senseless losses, just as any families would in a mass shooting incident. But hitting the law enforcement community like this is like swatting a very large, very angry hive of bees.

 

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