At Least 11 Officers Shot, 4 Dead After Attack By Two Snipers In Downtown Dallas

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has confirmed at least 11 police officers were shot and at least four were killed in an attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country.

“Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally,” Brown wrote in a statement. “Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482.”

A short time after Brown released his statement, an additional officer was counted among those wounded in the attack bringing the total number of officers shot to 11.

WFAA-TV reports:

The shots were fired as the march was moving down Lamar Street near Griffin before 9 p.m.

An officer at the scene told News 8’s Marie Saavedra the shooter has a rifle. She described several volleys of quick bursts of gunfire.

A bystander who was at the scene told News 8 the shooter stood by as the rally passed him, then opened fire on officers.

Another bystander, Richard Adams, said the protest was “a lovely, peaceful march,” until they were walking down Commerce Street near the Bank of America building parking garage when he heard what sounded like “a bunch of firecrackers going off.”

“Everybody just stopped — ‘Run, run for your lives!’ Women with children and babies and everybody was chaotically running. And then, maybe I was a half-a-block away, calming down a little bit when we heard it again. […] There must have been five times tonight — whenever we thought we were safe, people said ‘Run, people were shot!'”

UPDATE 12:33am:

UPDATE 12:28am: A photo of a suspect circulated by the Dallas Police Department appears to be an innocent bystander. Video appears to show the “suspect” on a street corner as the first shots rang out:

UPDATE 12:15am: DPD reports a fourth officer has died:

UPDATE 12:07am: The Dallas Police Department has arrested a man wearing camouflage and body armor:

UPDATE 12:01am: The Dallas Police Department has just released a photo of one of the suspects:

This is a breaking news story. We will update this story when more details become available.