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Dallas Police Officers Killed in Protest Shootout

Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers during protests over two recent fatal police shootings.

A Dallas police officer takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning following the shooting on July 8. 

Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said, in a week that bore dark echoes of the tumultuous civil rights era.

Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage downtown, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said early Friday morning.

 

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Dallas police move to detain a driver after several police officers were shot on July 7. LM Otero / AP
Dallas police officers face protesters on the corner of Ross Ave. and Griffin street on July 8. RALPH LAUER / EPA
Dallas police stop a driver in downtown Dallas on July 7. LM Otero / AP
Dallas police officers stand in a line near the site of shootings in downtown Dallas on July 7. LM Otero / AP
Dallas police and residents stand near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7. Ron Jenkins / Getty Images
Police attempt to calm the crowd as someone is arrested following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7. LAURA BUCKMAN / AFP - Getty Images
A man raises his hands as he walks near a law enforcement officer, following the shootings Thursday of several police officers in downtown Dallas, early on July 8. LM Otero / AP
Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer receives comfort at Baylor University Hospital emergency room entrance on July 7. STRINGER / Reuters
A Dallas police vehicle that has damage to the upper rear door and a red fluid stain beneath the same door is hauled away from the Baylor University Medical Center emergency room on July 8. Tony Gutierrez / AP
Police investigate the scene of Thursday's fatal shooting on July 8. Mark Mulligan / AP
Protestors yell after police officers arrest a bystander following the shooting at a protest in Dallas on July 7. LAURA BUCKMAN / AFP - Getty Images
Dallas police officers escort a woman near the scene where eleven Dallas police officers were shot and five have now died on July 7. Ron Jenkins / Getty Images
Dallas police respond after shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally on July 7. Dallas Morning News via Reuters
Emergency responders administer CPR to an unknown patient on a stretcher as law enforcement officials stand nearby at the emergency receiving area of Baylor University Medical Center on July 8. Tony Gutierrez / AP
An unidentified woman and a law enforcement officer reach for each other's hand as they walk out of the Baylor University Medical Center emergency reception area on July 8. Tony Gutierrez / AP
A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center on July 8. Tony Gutierrez / AP
Dallas police officers and hospital staff form a line around the emergency entrance to Baylor Scott&White Hospital as a police officer's body is taken from the facility on July 8. RALPH LAUER / EPA
People wait to return to their cars early as police investigate the scene of Thursday's shooting on July 8. Mark Mulligan / AP