Updated at 3:05 AM EDT
CBS 11 is reporting that DPD has achieved the outcome that they wanted in the standoff in the El Centro garage. A flashbang was used to bring this to resolution.
Updated at 2:10 AM EDT
Thanks to commenter median, we have a link to video of Mark Hughes handing his AR 15 to a Dallas PD corporal and receiving the corporal’s card/contact information so he can get it back at a later time. This was done at the urging of his brother Corey Hughes, one of the protest/rally and march organizers to ensure there would be no misunderstanding in regard to his brother who was open carrying unloaded, in accordance with Texas Law, at the march.
Updated at 1:22 AM EDT
Here’s a link to Jay Acosta’s twitter feed (H/T: kylefresh in comments) with video of one of the actual shooters targeting, shooting, and murdering one of the police officers. Its cell phone video, but its still graphic. The cop never had a chance and the shooter appears to have emptied his magazine into the victim.
Updated at 1:02 AM EDT
Here’s the official Dallas PD twitter.
Updated at 12:45 AM EDT
Dallas PD has just taken two people into custody after a brief car chase. They had left downtown Dallas in a a Mercedes, were chased by over two dozen police cars, and taken into custody on I 35 near downtown Dallas.
Updated at 12:30 AM EDT
CBS 11 has now reported that Mark Hughes has turned himself in. The suspect that they were negotiating with has also been taken into custody after a brief shootout. And the bomb squad has responded to a suspicious package.
Updated at 12:15 AM EDT
DPD has just announced a fourth officer has died.
Update at 12:12 AM EDT
CBS 11 is now interviewing the person of interest’s older brother, Corey Hughes. The older brother has just identified his brother, Mark Hughes, who marched unloaded, open carry with an AR 15. The older brother had him give his gun to a police officer as the shots were being fired and sent him home. He is now trying to reach his brother. Corey Hughes is now being interviewed by police.
Update at 12:00 AM EDT
Dallas PD Chief Brown has just indicated that they have information that the two suspects may have planted bombs somewhere in Dallas. They have asked the FBI and other appropriate Federal law enforcement agencies to assist.
Update at 11:57 PM EDT
Dallas PD has just released an image of
one of their two suspects a person of interest. The image can be found here.
CBS 11 is now updating, based on information from Dallas PD Chief Brown, that there is a total of 11 injured. Ten police, one not police. Two DPD and one DART Officer dead. Two shooters. One is being verbally engaged by police and they are negotiating with that one. No information on where the other one might be.
Update at 11:40 PM EDT
Here’s the link to the Dallas PD Use of Deadly Force Policy. Here’s the link to their Officer Involved Shootings Page. And here’s Chief Brown’s page. He’ll be giving a press conference in about five minutes or so. Here is the text of Chief Brown’s statement:
Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. 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.
Update at 11:33 PM EDT
Dallas PD Chief Brown, according to CBS 11 Dallas Ft. Worth, has announced that two snipers have shot 10 police officers this evening from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Those suspects are still at large. 3 officers have died, two are still in surgery, and three are fighting for their lives.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit has now reported that four of their officers were shot this evening and one has died.
Update at 10:55 PM EDT:
CBS 11/Dallas Ft. Worth has now updated their information. They have confirmed that two officers have been shot – one Dallas PD, the other Dallas Area Rapid Transit. They have been taken to hospital for treatment. One person is now in custody. A possible second shooter has been reported at the Omni Hotel in downtown. Finally, Dallas PD has ordered all the streets in downtown Dallas to be cleared.
According to CBS Dallas Fort Worth, shots were fired earlier this evening at what had been a peaceful protest. CBS News (national), is doing a live feed, and has just reported that it is unclear if the shooting was related to the protest or not. CBS News is now reporting that police are trying to move everyone out of the area. There are unconfirmed reports that two police officers were shot. Here’s the live feed for CBS Dallas Fort Worth. We’ll update as soon as we have more information. And, as always, information is going to be fast moving and quickly changing, so expect it to change as the night goes on.
Here’s an live feed from the local Fox station in Phoenix: