Dallas police chief says, “We will bring you to justice”

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Dallas Police try to piece together the events of the shooting despite losing some of their own.

The suspect that was killed after a standoff with Dallas police was killed by a bomb that authorities detonated, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters Friday. “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb,” Brown told reporters.

The suspect said he wanted to kill white people — especially white officers — and that he was upset about “the recent police shootings,” and that he acted alone, Brown said.

Brown said an investigation into the ambush that killed five officers continues. “I’m not going to be satisfied until we’ve turned over every stone. We’ve got some level that this one suspect did do some of the shooting. But we’re not satisfied that we’ve exhausted every lead,” he told reporters Friday. “So if there’s someone out there who’s associated with this, we will find you, we will prosecute you, and we will bring you to justice.”

“All I know is that this must stop — this divisiveness between our police and our citizens,” Brown said. “We don’t feel much support most days. Let’s not make today most days. Please, we need your support to be able to protect you from men like these, who carried out this tragic, tragic event.”