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Dallas shooting: Sniper suspect said he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 July 2016, 19:08 IST

One of the suspects of the Dallas shooting which claimed the lives of 5 policemen and injured several others reportedly said he wanted to kill white people.

According to ANI, Dallas police chief David Brown said the slain suspect apparently wanted to kill white people, especially police officers, as he was upset with the recent police shootings.

"Dallas sniper suspect said he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers," ANI quoted the police chief as saying.

He also claimed that the suspect had said he was not affiliated to any particular group and had acted alone.

The police is currently investigating into the matter and is trying to find other possible suspects in the shooting, Reuters reported.

According to AFP reports, Dallas police chief confirmed that the 4th attacker, during the gunfight had said that "the end is coming" and that there are "bombs all over".

Sterling and Castille were shot dead by police officers on 5 and 7 July, respectively. The deaths sparked protests across the US, with many gathering to express their outrage over the racial attacks.

In Dallas, however, protests turned violent as snipers fired gunshots at 11 policemen who were present at the protest site. One civilian was also reportedly injured in the attack.

First published: 8 July 2016, 19:08 IST
 
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