Saturday, 13 June 2015

Dallas Shooting Suspect Shot By Police Sniper: Report

A suspect in Friday's shootout at Dallas Police headquarters has been shot by a police sniper, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

Police are checking to see if the suspect was killed, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the AP.

The suspect, who identified himself to police as James Boulware, opened fire on officers outside Dallas Police headquarters Friday after ramming his van into a squad car, Brown said in a news conference Saturday.

He then led cops on a chase to a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot in suburban Hutchins, Texas, where a standoff ensued.

Boulware, who was in contact with police via cellphone, had been negotiating with officers. He said he had been hurt, Reuters reported. The suspect had not been heard from in hours as of 7:30 a.m. local time, the Dallas Morning News reported.

A police sniper fired on the vehicle with a .50-caliber rifle in an effort to gain access to the inside of the vehicle, according to law enforcement tweets.

Up to four suspects were reported by witnesses at the scene of Friday’s shooting outside of police headquarters. In a news conference, Brown said that the headquarters are being treated as an active crime scene.

Police found four bags outside headquarters, at least one of which contained a pipe bomb that exploded when a bomb squad robot attempted to move it.

Dallas Police shared photos of the damage to headquarters on Twitter. No officers were injured in the assault on the building, or in the subsequent shootout.

Source HuffingtonPost

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