DPD Shooting Update

DPD Shooting Update

Update as of 5:45 am: Dallas City Municipal Court is closed on Friday, July 8 and will reopen on Monday.

Update as of 3 am: Various parts of Downtown Dallas may be closed due to it being an active crime scene. Please look at the map below and plan your route accordingly.

DPD Traffic Plan


Message from DART:

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit family is grieving the loss of police officer Brent Thompson, 43, who was killed during Thursday night’s protest in Downtown Dallas. Officer Thompson is the first officer killed in the line of duty since DART formed a police department in 1989. He joined the DART Police Department in 2009.

 As you can imagine, our hearts are broken. This is something that touches every part of our organization. We have received countless expressions of support and sympathy from around the world through the evening. We are grateful for every message. Thank you.

 We are grateful to report the three other DART police officers shot during the protest are expected to recover from their injuries. No other DART employees working in Downtown during the protest or shooting were injured.

 We also extend our sympathies to our colleagues at the Dallas Police Department in the loss of their five officers.

 DART services in downtown Dallas were suspended following the shooting. We are evaluating our operating plans for Friday morning. Updates will be posted to DART.org and made available via Twitter @dartmedia or by our email update service at www.DART.org/rideralerts.



Update from Chief Brown

An 11th officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects. The officer is being transported to the hospital. We have a person of interest – please share this picture and help us identify this person. Citizens are asked not to approach, as you can see from the picture this suspect is armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on the shootings, please call 214-671-3485.


Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3485. We will provide more information once it is available. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight.

Warren C. Mitchell, #5840 Sergeant of Police


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