Five police officers were fatally shot and seven wounded in one of the worst shootings of police in recent US history, by snipers who targeted them during rallies in Dallas to protest against the fatal shooting of two black men by police this week.
The man named as the key suspect in the deadly Dallas shooting rampage, in which five police officers were killed, was an army reservist who had served in Afghanistan, the US military said on Friday.
Dallas gunman identified as 25-year-old Micah X Johnson from Texas: reports
Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, also tweeted about the shootout.
Police Chief David Brown says a suspect was upset over the recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill white people.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the suspect in a standoff with police has died, reports Associated Press
12 police officers and two civilians were shot at during sniper attack: Dallas mayor tells a news channel
Obama condemns 'vicious, despicable and calculated attack' in Dallas.
Obama addresses the nation on Dallas Shooting
US President addressed the nation on Dallas killing where five police officer were killed by snipers.
Dallas Transit agency IDs one of the officers killed as Brent Thompson
DART said early Friday morning that 43-year-old officer Brent Thompson was killed in the Thursday night shootings. He'd joined the DART Police Department in 2009.
DART says he's the first officer killed in the line of duty since the agency formed a police department in 1989.
Dallas Fourth Suspect Reportedly Shoots Himself
The fourth suspect who was engaged in a gun fight with police reportedly shot himself.
Residents near the shooting scene being escorted out
Dallas police officers escort residents near the scene where eleven officers were shot. (AFP Photo)
5th Police Officer Dead Union for Dallas police
Obama Briefed On The Dallas Shooting
US President Barack Obama Briefed On The Dallas shooting.
Texas governor Greg Abbott cuts short trip after police shot
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says he's cutting short an out-of-state trip to go to Dallas after four police officers were killed and seven others injured when snipers opened fire during protests.
Abbott said in a release early Friday morning that he would be heading directly to Dallas.
What Was Dallas Protesting Against?
People were protesting the killing of two black men, Philando Castile
--who was shot in St Paul suburb in Minnesota-- and Alton Sterling, was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers.
One Of The Dallas Suspects Is A Woman
Police Chief David Brown said authorities had three people in custody. One is a woman and two are people who were in a car stopped on a road.
Bombs planted all over the place: Dallas Suspect
Three suspects have been arrested. One of them has warned negotiators there are "bombs all over" in downtown Texas, officials said.
Dallas police chief: Negotiations underway at parking garage
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at an early Friday morning news conference that authorities are negotiating with a suspect in a downtown parking garage who has been exchanging gunfire with officials.
The search for the shooters stretched throughout downtown, an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses and some residential apartments. The scene was chaotic, with helicopters hovering overhead and officers with automatic rifles on the street corners.
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 pm Thursday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St Paul, Minnesota.
3 suspects have been taken into custody.
At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said.
In St. Paul, about a thousand people gathered outside the governor's mansion, chanting "Hey hey, ho ho, those killer cops have got to go," and other slogans.
In New York, several hundred protesters blocked traffic in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot." More than a dozen arrests were made, the New York Police Department said.
In Chicago, protesters shut down a stretch of the Dan Ryan Expressway - one of Chicago's main arteries - for about 10 minutes on Thursday.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers killed and injured this evening," Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement.
The shooting happened as largely peaceful protests unfolded around the United States after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul, Minnesota, late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted a live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Mr Castile's death occurred within a day of the shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was killed during an altercation with two white police officers. Graphic video of that incident caused an outcry on social media.
"Our worst nightmare has happened," Mike Rawlings, mayor of the Texas city, told a news conference. "It is a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas."
A second "person of interest" had turned himself in, they added, though there was no word on the arrest of a possible second sniper.
Police has said that one suspect whom they had engaged in a shootout had been arrested and a bomb squad unit was investigating a suspicious package found near the suspect's location.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told a news conference that two snipers in elevated positions shot 11 officers, killing three, in what appeared to be a coordinated attack. A fourth officer died, police said later on Twitter. At least one more was in surgery. Some of the victims were shot in the back.
Four police officers have been fatally shot and seven wounded in one of the worst shootings of police in recent U.S. history, by snipers who targeted them during rallies in Dallas to protest against the fatal shooting of two black men by police this week.