Dallas Suspect ‘Upset About Black Lives Matter,’ ‘Wanted To Kill White People’
Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced at a press conference Friday morning that one of the suspects in Thursday night’s sniper attacks that left five officers dead and seven others wounded told authorities his motivation for the shooting was that he was “upset about Black Lives Matter” and “wanted to kill white people,” especially white police officers.
“The suspect said, he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said, he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect said he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers. The suspect stated that we will eventually find the IEDs,” Brown said. “The suspect stated that he was not affiliated with any groups and he stated that he did this alone.”
Protesters gathered in Dallas after recent police-involved shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. KDFW reported that some protesters were chanting “Fuck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” prior to the shooting. It’s unclear if the shooters participated in the protests.