7/7/2016 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas police have one suspect in custody, and are searching for others in the ambush-style shootings of 11 officers … 4 of whom were killed during a protest.
The attack happened in the middle of a protest against the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — and police believe the shots came from snipers in elevated positions. Gunshots echoed through downtown Dallas for several minutes during the fierce battle.
Police had released a photo of a man in a camouflage shirt who was walking through the protest with a rifle. Police initially called him a “person of interest,” but he later turned himself in, and police now say he is not believed to be involved. Texas is an open carry state.
Dallas PD is still searching for suspects and fear an explosive device was left somewhere in the area. They say one suspicious package was found and will be detonated by the bomb squad.
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