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Sniper fire kills 5 Dallas police officers during protest of police shootings

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Five police officers, from city and transit forces, were killed and at seven  injured by sniper fire last night during a protest in Dallas of police shootings in other cities.

Multiple snipers were initially believed by police to have worked together to fire from high positions with virtually all shots targeting police. Two civilians were wounded. Early this morning, one suspect was killed after being cornered by police, who detonated a bomb-equipped robot.  Other suspects were in custody. UPDATE: By afternoon, authorities said they believed there was only one shooter.

Comment seems superfluous. The march itself apparently was peaceful.

Dallas police broadcast live periodically here.

Dallas Morning News coverage here.

UPDATE: The dead man has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old former Army Reservist from Mesquite, Texas, with no criminal record. Early reports describe him as reclusive.




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