UPDATE: The man identified as a “person of interest” by the Dallas Police Department turned himself into authorities without incident on Thursday night.
A man claiming to be the man’s brother told NBC DFW that the man turned himself to show police he was not involved in the Dallas shooting that left at least five officers dead.
Video originally posted on Facebook appeared to show the man voluntarily turning over his rifle to police.
Video originally shared on Facebook shows man identified as a suspect by police surrendering his gun https://t.co/XTS3ExEq9u
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) July 8, 2016
The Dallas Police Department released a photo of a “person of interest” in a shooting during a downtown protest Thursday that left at least five officers dead and seven more cops injured.
This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him! pic.twitter.com/Na5T8ZxSz6
— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
The man seen in the photo, first called a “suspect,” was reportedly involved in the protest Thursday night. However, he seemingly appears in a video reportedly taken during the aftermath of the shooting. It is legal to open carry a rifle in Texas.
— DMN Photo (@dallasnewsphoto) July 8, 2016
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.
“An intensive search” for suspects was underway, it said. No one was in custody.
The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Dallas Police Post Photo of Person of Interest in Shooting That Left at Least 12 Officers Shot, 5 Dead (UPDATE)
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