The Chief of Police in Dallas has revealed the way in which one of the suspects in the sniper ambush last night was killed by officers.
When the suspect was cornered by police, officers tried to negotiate with him ‘for hours’ while the suspect spoke of how he was ‘upset about black lives matter, police shootings, white people’, and insisted that he ‘wanted to kill white officers’.
Following the failed negotiations there was an exchange of gunfire which led to, what Chief of Police, David Brown, described as a decision to send a robot into the room, where the suspect was held, with a bomb strapped to it which was then detonated – killing the suspect.
Dallas Police Chief gives an update on what happened in Dallas: "the suspect is deceased" and did not kill himself https://t.co/aJonHs4TBX
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The suspect was previously thought to have killed himself but that belief has now been denied by police.
The attack was described as an ‘ambush style’ sniper attack.
The snipers fired from an elevated position on police just minutes before 9pm as protesters marched through the city.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.