DALLAS POLICE UPDATE: MAN IN WANTED PHOTO CLEARED
UPDATE: Dallas police released Mark Hughes, the man seen in the photo posted by police as a suspect, who had turned himself in earlier. The man’s brother, Cory Hughes, says he was exercising his Second Amendment rights and that he turned his AR-15 over to a police officer immediately after gunfire erupted at the Black Lives Matter protest. Cory Hughes was an organizer of the protest.
UPDATE: Dallas police report both cop killer sniper suspects are in custody. It is not clear if the man seen in the photo released by police who turned himself in is one of those arrested. There are several claims that the man in the photo was not involved.
Dallas police have released a statement that two suspects are now in custody including the man seen in the photo released earlier by police.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
“With heavy hearts, we are devastated to report a fourth officer has died.
“The person of interest whose picture has been circulated just turned himself in.
“Another alleged suspect was in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers. That suspect is also in custody. A suspicious package was discovered near this suspect’s location. The package is being secured by DPD bomb squad.
“We will provide more information as we receive it.”
Dallas police released a photo of man they say is a suspect in the shooting of eleven officers, including four killed, at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas Thursday night.
The photo shows a Black male wearing a camo shirt with a rifle slung over his shoulder.
— DMN Photo (@dallasnewsphoto) July 8, 2016
Another photo taken from the rear making the rounds on Twitter purports to also be of the suspect.
Police are encouraging people who recognize the shooter to call police.
UPDATES: Claims man in photo released by Dallas police as a suspect was not a shooter:
— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) July 8, 2016
“UPDATE: The brother of man pictured tells @CorySmithNBC5 his brother has nothing to do with the shooting. #NBCDFWNow”
“That pic circulating is not the suspect. He’s the brother of co-organizer Corey Hughes. He gave the AR-15 to a cop when shooting started”
“His name is Mark Hughes. He’s not a suspect. He’s seen in numerous videos after shooting started without his rifle”