Snipers Kill Five Officers, Wound Six, During Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest


A Police Officer Breaks Down at Local Hospital Where His Fellow Officers Undergo Emergency Surgery After Sniper Attack

Here are videos capturing the event:



Update3:23 p.m.MT: Associated Press and Drudge Report are reporting multiple ambushes and attacks on Law Enforcement across the country. Here is the AP article.


Update 2:35 p.m.MT: USAToday is now reporting that Dallas police officials are pursuing a “single gunman” theory of the Thursday night shooting. The report states:

The shooter, who did not have a criminal record, was identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, said the official, who was not authorized to comment publicly.

Although police feared for hours that at least one other sniper was involved and on the run, the official said Johnson is now believed to be the lone gunman. At least three others who were detained by police as possible suspects may have no connection with the attack or Johnson, the official said.

Update: Suspect did not kill himself.

Dallas Police Chief: Police affixed a bomb to a bomb-disarming device and used that to take out suspect after hours of negotiations.

UPDATE 5AM Central, 7/8:  Fox News reports that suspect cornered by Dallas police reportedly dies from self inflicted gunshot wound.

UPDATE  2:30AM Central, 7/8:  This is shaping up to be a “Mumbai” style coordinated team attack.

Police exchange gunfire with sniper suspect holed up in high rise building.   Police now suspect at least four people involved in attack

DEVELOPING: Dallas Police were in a standoff early Friday with a suspected sniper who, along with at least one other shooter, targeted law enforcement officers during a protest march, killing five and injuring several other officers as well as one civilian. More suspects may be at large.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect holed up in a downtown parking garage had exchanged gunfire with officers for 45 minutes and claimed “the end is coming”, as well as saying that he had planted bombs across Dallas and wanted to hurt more officers.


Brown said “our assumption” is that the four suspects were “working together with rifles, triangulating at different positions.” He had no information on a possible motive or the identities of any of the suspects. He also noted that police were not completely certain that every suspect was in custody.


ORIGINAL POST, 1:45 AM Central, July 8:  Two sniper suspects are in custody after a deadly sniper attack on Dallas area police during a Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016.    At this time four officers are confirmed dead, and seven other officer are wounded, with several undergoing surgery.  NBC News 5, DFW, reports:

Four officers are dead – three Dallas police officers and one DART transit officer – after two snipers ambushed and opened fire on police at the end of a peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings Thursday night, officials say.

Eleven officers were shot by gunmen who were still at large hours after what was believed to be a coordinated shooting, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

“We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves to triangulate on our officers and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,” Brown said.

Read the rest here.

The Dallas Police Department’s twitter page contains short video clips of the Black Lives Matter protesters shouting “no justice, no peace!” and “enough is enough” shortly before the sniper fire erupted.

You can also follow the Dallas PD Facebook page here, for updates.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot posted this statement on his Twitter page:

We will post updates as more information comes in, but this is clearly one of the most deadly attacks on police in this nation’s history.   Please pray for the officers and their families.


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NOTE FROM STEWART RHODES.  Sadly, this sniper attack does not come as a surprise after the incessant cop killer inspiring rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and similar radical leftist groups, inciting violence against all police officers while alleging that any and all shootings of black or Hispanic suspects in this nation just must be driven by racism, with condemnation and cries of “racist!” coming before any investigation has a chance to even start.  And it also does not come as a surprise given the incessant Marxist mantra that America is a “racist nation” and that police serve as the weapons of that racist nation against all “people of color” – all of which serves the Marxist agenda to divide and conquer along racial lines and inspire blind hatred against all police, and against this nation in general (which is clearly successful, judging from the many photos and videos of Black Lives Matter activists standing on the American flag, burning the flag, and even wiping their rear ends with the flag, with many favorable comments and thumbs up given in support online).

And this attack shows the extreme vulnerability of police officers to sniper fire during such events.   From here forward, officers would be well advised to treat all such public protests as magnets for snipers and terrorists, and take appropriate countermeasures, such as active patrolling and/or police occupation of any elevated location that may serve as a possible sniper position.  You can also expect officers to end the practice of going alone on patrol, and instead teaming up in buddy pairs (and that was already starting to happen in response to the increasing targeted assassination attacks on officers in the past two years).

And this attack will cause police to want to further militarize, in their own defense, to include deployment of counter-sniper and armored vehicles, and will cause police to be even more jumpy and on-guard during contacts with the public.   No doubt, that is what the Marxists want as well, so they can further justify their cop hating rhetoric and incitement to violence.   And it will also further their agenda to trample on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.  The blame will not fall on their rhetoric and incitement, but will instead fall on gun ownership in general.   The Marxists’ only proposed “solution” to an attack they caused will be to disarm the rest of us, and to insist on the nationalization of all police, bringing them under the heel of the DOJ.  In other words, they will blame the victims of this attack, and innocent American gun owners, since they see both as their enemies.

Therefore, I call on all Oath Keepers, and all patriotic Americans, to come to the aid of their local police, and to the aid of their communities, and unite and coordinate in mutual defense against this orchestrated campaign of Marxist terrorism, which is the modern version of the wave of terrorism we saw in the late 60s and early 70s by the Marxist Weather Underground and related groups (who also frequently targeted police), along with the closely related Jihadist terrorism offensive, with Orlando being merely the latest in an ongoing wave of attacks.    What is now needed, more than ever, is the reestablishment of the militia of the people, trained, equipped and organized in each town, to defend against what is now clearly a “Tet Offensive” American style, as Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken warned.    While we work to reestablish that militia system, you must go armed at all times, and be prepared, at all times, to defend your community against these Marxist terrorists as well as their Islamist terror allies.  Remember, they are in league, and you are their common enemy and their common targets.

The power elites who control, aid, abet and fund these terrorists will attempt to use these attacks to further destroy what little is left of our Constitution, but the one thing they do not want, and the one thing they truly fear, is for We the People, who are still armed, to come together and restore the militia of the several states.   And the elites’ terrorist proxies among the Marxists and Islamacists also fear such a revitalization and restoration.  So, let’s do what our enemies all fear most.  Let us resurrect  and restore the militia system of this nation, which the Founders told us is necessary for the security of a free state, and which must consist of ALL of the able bodied citizens of your community.  It is time to finally get down to doing what is necessary.    It starts with you and your neighbors coming together, now, to address this grave threat, and for you to lead them toward the only constitutional solution – the revitalization of the militia.

For the Republic,

– Stewart Rhodes


About Author

Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.