By Global News Staff/Associated Press
Five Dallas police officers have been killed and seven others suffered gunshot wounds after a targeted attack in the city’s core Thursday night.
Mayhem broke out as a peaceful rally turned violent as snipers took aim at police. Eleven officers were shot in total.
In a press conference early Friday morning, Police Chief David O. Brown said three suspects are in custody.
A standoff with the other suspect, who was holed up at a parking garage in El Centro college, has ended. Police say the suspect is now dead.
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.