Live updates: Dallas protest shooting

Five police officers have been killed after they were shot in Dallas during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Here's what we know so far:

  • Five police officers died and seven were wounded
  • The suspect, Micah Johnson, was killed in a stand-off with police
  • He allegedly said he wanted to kill white police officers
  • The atrocity follows the fatal police shootings of two black men
  • Bomb-making materials, guns and a bullet proof vest were found at Johnson's home
  • Barack Obama condemned the attack as "vicious, calculated and despicable"
  • The US president will visit the scene next week
  • Dallas Police 'received a new threat' against law enforcement on Saturday

Live updates


Alton Sterling family attend Dallas rally

Sandra Sterling spoke to the media on Sunday Credit: CCTV

The family of Alton Sterling, the man killed by police in the US city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has called for justice.

Sandra Sterling, the aunt of Alton, spoke at a rally in Dallas, Texas, and told reporters: "One thing I want to say is all lives matter. We just want justice. We don't want it to get off like those other mother's sons, and the police got off there. We need justice.

"Maybe we need to change the police, maybe we need to change the policies and re-train these officers. And these things shouldn't be happening, but in reality it does."

She said her family came to Texas because "when I saw what happened here, I just had to come, let them know we do not promote violence. That had nothing to do with us".

Dallas shooter 'planned larger assault on police'

Micah Johnson. Credit: Reuters

The suspect who killed five police officers in Dallas last week had prepared a larger assault on law enforcement, the city's police chief said.

Police Chief David Brown told CNN that authorities are "convinced" Micah Johnson had other plans, citing evidence gathered from the suspect's home that showed he had practiced with explosives.

Mr Brown said the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of police in Minnesota and Louisiana led the Texas shooter to "fast track" his plans.


Dallas police chief defends using robot to kill shooter

Chief David Brown said shooter Micah Johnson might have killed more officers Credit: Reuters

The head of Dallas police has insisted that he was right to blow up a gunman using a bomb carried by a robot.

Chief David Brown said the decision had saved lives as shooter Micah Johnson was intending to attack other officers after a spree that saw five police killed and seven others wounded.

I approved it and would do it again if presented with same circumstances.

– Chief David Brown

The force's decision to kill a suspect with a remotely controlled-bomb is thought to mark a first for US police.

Mr Brown told CNN that he had asked his staff "use their imaginations" to disable Mr Johnson after talks aimed at bringing an end to a standoff failed.

"Without our actions, he would have hurt more officers," he said.

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