Dallas police used a robot bomb to take out the suspected shooter behind the ambush attack in which five officers were killed, Police Chief David Brown said Friday.
Dallas police chief: we used a robot to detonate a bomb next to the suspect, killing him. He did NOT shoot himself.
— Jamie Grierson (@JamieGrierson) July 8, 2016
Dallas Police Chief gives an update on what happened in Dallas: "the suspect is deceased" and did not kill himself https://t.co/aJonHs4TBX
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 8, 2016
Brown told reporters that Dallas police officers cornered the suspected gunman late Thursday evening, and negotiated for “several hours” before the talks broke down and gunfire was exchanged.
“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said. “Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb.”
"It’s one of the first known times that a robot has been intentionally used to kill a human outside the battlefield" https://t.co/uUTrECuMdr
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) July 8, 2016
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) July 8, 2016
Update: The suspect has been identified.
JUST IN: Suspected shooter who was killed by Dallas police has been identified as Micah Johnson, CBS News confirms
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 8, 2016