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Dallas shootings: What’s known


  • At least five police officers were killed and seven were wounded. Officers fatally shot include Patrick Zamarripa and Brent Thompson. Officer Zamarripa, 32, was a married father and had previously survived three tours in Iraq. Officer Thompson, 43, was a newlywed. At least two civilians were injured.
  • Three suspects were detained: Two were apprehended in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas; The third suspect, a woman, was taken into custody near the site of the attack.
  • A gunman is dead: Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, was killed after an hourslong standoff. Until April 2015, he had served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a carpentry and masonry specialist.
  • Johnson was killed after police sent a robot carrying an explosive device to where he was holed up, detonating the device.
  • The attack began at about 9 p.m. local time on Thursday as a peaceful protest in the western end of downtown Dallas was winding down.
  • Shots were fired from an elevated position nearby, according to officials.
  • Videos circulating on social media showed an individual with an assault-style rifle shoot a police officer in the back at point-blank range.
  • Ramsey County, Minn. prosecutor John Choi said Friday he has asked for a “prompt and thorough investigation” following the police killing of a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the shooting’s gruesome aftermath live on Facebook.

The Washington Post; Associated Press


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