Dramatic Photos: Deadly Sniper Attack in Downtown Dallas

Five police officers were killed and another nine were wounded when a sniper began shooting in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 8, 2016, officials said.

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Bystanders stand near police barricades following a deadly shooting in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Five officers were killed when gunfire erupted at the end of a protest.
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A witness described the gunman's shooting as "strategic," <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20160707-shots-fired-during-downtown-dallas-rally-2-officers-reportedly-injured.ece?hootPostID=ca83751d11f2a214e8fdaf224a07ab3f" target="_blank">describing gunfire </a> as "Tap, tap, pause. Tap, tap, pause."
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A Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer hugs a woman inside a Dallas hospital, July 8, 2016. One of the officers who was killed in the sniper attack was DART officer Brent Thompson, 43.
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Dallas Police shield bystanders after shots fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Dallas protesters were rallying in the aftermath of the killing of Alton Sterling by police officers in Baton Rouge, La. and Philando Castile, who was killed by police less than 48 hours later in Minnesota, when gunfire broke out.
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Police attempt to calm the crowd as someone is arrested following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016.
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Dallas police and residents stand near the scene where Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
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A Dallas policeman keeps watch on a street downtown on July 7, 2016, after gunshots rang out during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men.
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Police duck for cover after shots were fired in downtown Dallas during a protest on July 7, 2016.
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Dallas police move to detain a driver after several police officers were shot in downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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A Dallas police officer, who did not want to be identified, takes a moment as she guards an intersection in the early morning after a shooting in downtown Dallas, July 8, 2016.
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Police cruisers appear in downtown Dallas as officers responded to a deadly sniper attack on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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Police respond to a gunfire targeting officers in downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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Police and others gather at the emergency entrance to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where several police officers were taken after shootings on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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A police officer stands guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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Police crouch behind a car after a shooting in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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Police and emergency vehicles appear in downtown dallas after a shooting on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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Dallas police and residents stand near the scene where Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016.
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