Dallas police shooting

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Cops Killed by Dallas Sniper Wanted to Help People

Patrick Zamarripa and Michael Krol have been identified as 2 of the officers killed Thursday

(Newser) - Two Dallas Police Department officers killed by a sniper during a protest Thursday night in Dallas have been identified as 32-year-old Patrick Zamarripa and 40-year-old Michael Krol. Zamarripa was a veteran of the Navy who served three tours with the military police in Iraq, the Washington Post reports. “He... More »

Ex-Lawmaker After Dallas Shootings: 'Watch Out Obama'

Joe Walsh insists he wasn't trying to incite violence

(Newser) - Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman who represented an Illinois district from 2011 to 2013, is stirring things up with his reaction to this week's violence. Late Thursday, reacting to the shootings of police officers in Dallas and President Obama's angry response to the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling... More »

Image of Officers Saluting Fallen Comrades Goes Viral

'Honor line' formed at Parkland Hospital

(Newser) - A heartbreaking image from the aftermath of Thursday night's Dallas massacre is going viral. In it, police officers form what's called an "honor line" to salute their fallen comrades as coroner's office vans lined up at Parkland Hospital to transport the bodies of the five officers... More »

Slain DART Officer Was a Newlywed

Brent Thompson remarried 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Just two weeks after her wedding day, Brent Thompson's bride is now a widow. Thompson, 43, was one of five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday and the first Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer killed in the line of duty since the agency was created in... More »

Gunman Identified in Dallas Shooting

Outlets name Micah Xavier Johnson, 25

(Newser) - Major media outlets are identifying the slain gunman in the Dallas attack as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas. He told authorities in negotiations that he was an Army veteran, unaffiliated with any group, and out to kill officers and white people after the recent spate of... More »

Bomb-Detonating Robot Killed Dallas Suspect: PD

And other updates from Thursday's shooting

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge regarding Thursday night's police shooting in Dallas , with Mayor Mike Rawlings calling it a "heartbreaking morning," per the Dallas Morning News . Of note:
  • At least 14 people in total were shot at the police brutality protest, Rawlings confirmed, per WFAA : The death toll
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Civilian Shot in Dallas Protected Son From Bullets

Shetamia Taylor was wounded in right leg after throwing her body on top of 15-year-old son

(Newser) - Five police officers are dead and at least seven were injured after a shooting in Dallas Thursday night during a rally against police brutality, but at least one civilian was also injured during the attack—and she was hurt while trying to protect one of her children, her sister tells... More »

Photo Intern Takes Powerful Image at Dallas Hospital

Pain of shooting's aftermath is evident in photo by Ting Shen

(Newser) - "I was by the hospital on the sidewalk, and when I stared into the entrance, I heard some sobbing." That's Ting Shen's description, via NPR , of the scene at Baylor University Medical Center after Thursday night's shooting in Dallas , which left five police officers dead... More »

Video Captures Moment Dallas Gunfire Breaks Out

'It's a sniper?!'

(Newser) - A 45-second video shot by an eyewitness captures the chaos and confusion in Dallas when the gunfire began on Thursday. "It's a sniper!?" one man can be heard saying as another tells him that four officers were down, per NBC News . The shooting killed five officers and... More »

Dallas Shooter Killed After Cops' Deadliest Day Since 9/11

It was 'like a little war,' witness says of assault during protest

(Newser) - A standoff in downtown Dallas that followed the fatal shooting of five police officers has ended with one suspect's death. CBS News reports that the suspect—who vowed to hurt more law enforcement officers, told negotiators "the end is coming," and claimed there were bombs planted "... More »

Cops: 3 Suspects in Custody After Dallas Shootings

Another is still exchanging fire with police

(Newser) - Three suspects are now in custody after the killing of five police officers during a protest Thursday night, and a fourth suspect is still exchanging fire with police, Dallas Police Chief David Brown says. The chief says the suspect has told negotiators he plans to hurt more officers and has... More »

11 Cops Shot, 5 Killed During Dallas Protest

One suspect in custody after shootout

(Newser) - Five police officers have been killed and at least six injured in what Mayor Mike Rawlings calls a "heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas." Police say the officers were shot "ambush-style" by at least two snipers in elevated positions during a march to protest police shootings... More »

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