A fourth Dallas shooting sniper suspect is at large telling he plans to take out more cops in what is believed to have been a planned take down on police.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown has told that three individuals are in custody over the Dallas shootings, with a third person momentarily taken into custody. A fourth shooter remains active, exchanging gunfire with officers and telling that bombs have been planted across the city and that he intends to kill more police officers.
The Dallas shooting comes as police now believe that snipers had actively sought to ambush the city in a triangular fashion and literally pick off as many police as possible in a ‘well coordinated attack.’
This despite the realization that one of the men taken earlier into custody, Mark Hughes had innocently been picked up and mis-identified.
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Told the Chief with respect to the active shooter: ‘The suspect that we are negotiating with that has exchanged gunfire with us over the last 45 minutes has told our negotiators that the end is coming, and he is going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement. And that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown.’
‘So we are being very careful in our tactics so we don’t injure our citizens in Dallas as we negotiate further.’
The above statement comes after police earlier stopped a Mercedes in which two men were seen throwing a bag in the bag and speeding off at the time of the shootings. Of question is how many individuals were involved in what is increasingly becoming apparent to have been part of a coordinated plan.
Reiterated the police chief, despite the mis-identification of one of the suspects as a shooter:
‘We still don’t have a complete comfort level that we have all the suspects,’
‘We will continue a rigorous search of downtown until we are satisfied that all suspects have been captured.’
.@shaunrabbfox4 reporting that shooting suspect involved in standoff at El Centro with DPD has shot himself.
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) July 8, 2016
Dallas: 3 suspects in custody. 1 still involved in a shootout w/ police & says he has bombs planted across the city. https://t.co/8HwKRMDG9U
— 7 News Queensland (@7NewsQueensland) July 8, 2016
Suspect still shooting at Dallas police, other suspects in custody https://t.co/3pB7ZJoVt9
— #FUCKOFFHILLARY (@kadyalexis) July 8, 2016
The latest developments come off the back of earlier carnage which suddenly erupted towards the end of what had been relatively peaceful protests denouncing the use of excessive police force claiming the lives of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Suddenly a smattering of gunshots began ringing out, just on 8.45 pm with witnesses telling of hearing no less than 20 gunshots in rapid succession coming from the street and elevated levels. Those targeted specifically included police.
KDFW shows disturbing footage showing one Dallas shooting suspect firing on unknown individual pic.twitter.com/jlyeaaNiKH
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) July 8, 2016
#Dallas shooting latest: what we know so far https://t.co/y16OHWl70F pic.twitter.com/sbKs2mq8Ck
— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) July 8, 2016
To date six Dallas police officers have been killed, up from four, with seven wounded, three critically as the United States finds itself embroiled in new rounds of disintegrating race relations and overt use of force against minorities.
Present reports tell of the fourth suspect maintaining he has planted bombs in the garage that he refuses to leave along with other locations in the city. To date police have yet to confirm or deny the existence of bombs.
A previous suspect by the name of Mark Hughes who had previously surrendered has since been understood to not have been part of the planned assault against police. It is thought the man had arrived with an empty AR-15 rifle and volunteered himself to authorities after concerns he may have been one of the shooters.
Dallas shooting: An eye witness describes the moment he heard the gunfirehttps://t.co/oWbUjY1AHB
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 8, 2016
If this was a Muslim man shooting he’d be labelled a terrorist. If this was a White man shooting he’d be a racist #Dallas
— Harv (@harvie_lapham) July 8, 2016
First Identified Officer Killed in the #Dallas Shooting. Dart Officer Brent Thompson, 43. #RIP pic.twitter.com/HIpnc2HyLT
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) July 8, 2016
Another shooting on America, it’s a sad day. How many more people have to die before something is done regarding gun laws? #gunlaws #Dallas
— Jazzmine (@jazzmineamber) July 8, 2016