News Networks Break in After Shots Fired at Dallas Protest
Five officers were killed at a demonstration Thursday over the week's police shootings.
Media outlets Thursday night reported shots fired at a protest in Dallas over the week's fatal police shootings of black men.
During the protest, local news outlets showed video of protesters scattering after gunfire broke out. Police and security officers already on the scene began a search for what were believed to have been at least two shooters.
News networks reported that several police officers were shot, with five of them reported dead as of midnight L.A. time.
Three suspects were in custody at that time, with a fourth holed up in a parking garage. Police were reportedly negotiating with that suspect who, according to networks, claimed that there were bombs “all over the place” and told police that "the end is coming." After an hours-long standoff and shootout with the fourth suspect, the man was reported dead, but police didn't provide details.
Police said the three suspects in custody included one woman and two people stopped in a car.
Fox News was told that the officers who were shot were with Dallas PD and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The DART Twitter account confirmed the news.
Dallas police chief David Brown and Dallas PD's Twitter account updated the information.
Update: pic.twitter.com/qBJe3q0EtN— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Earlier, CNN reported that there may have been more than two shots fired, with sources saying that they heard as many as 20 gunshots during the protest.
The Dallas protest came together after the fatal shooting Wednesday of Philando Castile, who was shot after being pulled over while in a car with a woman, who then uploaded video of the shooting's aftermath to Facebook Live.
Just one day earlier, a phone captured video of Alton Sterling being shot in Louisiana by two police officers. Thursday saw nationwide protests in response to the shootings.
12:15 a.m. PT: Updated to include confirmation of fourth officer's death.
9:42 p.m. PT: Updated to include confirmation of fourth officer's death.
10:25 p.m. PT: Updated with information about suspect in custody.