This footage will be hard to watch. To think this is happening in the streets of America is sad and shocking. It has come out that this was a racially motivated shooting. The shooter wanted to kill ‘white people’, especially cops.
Five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed and seven more injured late Thursday in an ambush by at least two gunmen, one of whom told police he was angry about recent fatal shootings of black men by police elsewhere in the United States and that he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers.
Two civilians were also injured in the shootings, which happened as people demonstrated in downtown Dallas after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, black men killed by police in Louisiana and in Minnesota this week.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the gunman “expressed anger for Black Lives Matter” and told a hostage negotiator he “wanted to kill [police] officers,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.
Police spent hours negotiating with him before he was killed by an explosive strapped to a police robot.
“We’re hurting,” Brown said. “Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heartbroken. There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city.”
The gunman has not yet been identified. Three other suspects — two men and one woman — have been detained by police, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
“I can tell you they’re being pretty tight-lipped at this point,” he said of the trio.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 8, 2016
— Marie Saavedra (@MSaavedraTV) July 8, 2016