NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Last night marked the deadliest day for US law enforcement since the September 11, 2001 attacks. 5 police officers were killed by snipers during a peaceful protest in Dallas.
Military professionals have now taken to Twitter to analyze the footage of the Dallas shooting and have concluded that the likelihood of the shooters being professionally trained. A law enforcement officer told CNN, “These were not amateurs”.
Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown also said that the three suspects – and forth who was killed on-scene – “planned to injure and kill as many law-enforcement officers as they could. Some were shot in the back. We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers.”
Malcolm Nance, a combat veteran and a retired US Navy Intelligence official, tweeted his analysis which included the shooters “..[were] intent on surviving. Had escape & evasion plan. Feels militia or Domest terror grp trained in USA.” And “This designed to incite civil war” amongst other observations on his Twitter page.
The story is still developing and the shooter’s motive, background and identity are still being investigated.