Horrifying videos are appearingonline as details continue to emerge about theDallas shooting Thursdaynight.
Twelve officers and two civilians were shot, according to Mayor Mike Rawlings. The death toll remains at five law enforcement officers. One suspect was killed by police.
The most shocking video to surface so far appears to showthe moment an officer was shot dead at point-blank range.
WARNING: The following footage is distressing.
One eye witness claims one of the shooters told him “someone’s going to die tonight” before he cocked the rifle and the carnage unfolded.
— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 8, 2016
Thisvideo showsthe moment the rally turned into a stampede when shots were fired around8:45 pm on Thursday.
Hundreds of people had gathered to protest the fatal police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
— RT (@RT_com) July 8, 2016
Meanwhile, the horror was caught on camera from another angle. A Twitter user posted a clip showing an exchange of gunfire with the caption, “I am so scared.”
I am so scared. pic.twitter.com/jw88QnKGXG
— Allison (@allisongriz) July 8, 2016
One witness shared a video appearing to show a protester getting arrested.
— Sarah Mervosh (@smervosh) July 8, 2016
Michael Bautista caught this dramatic scene while hiding behind a tree. It shows an exchange of gunfire and Nasheedsaid he could see an “officer down.”
— Pablo (@iTWEET_FromMarz) July 8, 2016
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued this statement on Twitter.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 8, 2016
And from Warsaw,President Barack Obamabrandedthe tragedy a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement. He added nothing can justify such acts of violence and that justice will be done.
Statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show this to be the deadliest incident for US law enforcement since the 9/11 terror attacks.DART officer Brent Thompson, 43, is the first victim to be identified.
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) July 8, 2016
A Dallas Police Department spokesman said, “Our hearts are broken.”
Three suspects are in custody. Downtown Dallas was stilldeclared an active crime scene as of Friday morning.
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