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The Dallas Shootings: A Look Back

Officers scramble to track the gunman who killed five cops and injured 11 other people on July 7 in downtown Dallas
Credit Javier Giribet-Vargas / KERA News

On July 7, a peaceful protest was ending in downtown Dallas. It was a rally like many across the country --sparked by the deaths of black men shot by police in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and other cities. Then, suddenly, the atmosphere changed. A gunman opened fire. Five officers were killed. Nine others, and two civilians, were injured.

Here's a complete look at how KERA News covered what happened -- from the protest to the shooting to the mourning. KERA profiled each of the slain officers in a series called Remembering the Fallen, and produced hours of coverage broadcast on public radio stations across the country.

'Feels Like The World Is Going To Hell' -- African-Americans Reflect On Dallas Shooting

Jul 11, 2016
Javier Giribet-Vargas / KERA News Special Contributor

The Thursday night shooting that left five police officers dead in downtown Dallas, and the recent killings of black men by police in other cities, have many on edge. KERA talked with African-Americans in downtown Dallas about how they’re feeling in the aftermath.

Five Updates On The Dallas Shooting From Police Chief David Brown

Jul 11, 2016

In a press conference Monday morning, Dallas Police Chief David Brown provided several updates on the shooting, the killing of suspect Micah Johnson and the ongoing investigation.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A big chunk of downtown Dallas remains closed Monday morning, and traffic is a challenge. Commerce Street has opened up for access to the four government buildings in area. The iconic Bank of America building is expected to stay closed.

Francesca Paris / KERA News

Here are five things you should know about the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas: more on the suspected shooter; President Obama to visit Dallas; Sunday a day of reflection in churches; and more.

Hady Mawajdeh / KERA News

Sunday was a day of reflection in churches across North Texas -- the first Sunday following the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas. From pastors to congregants, their words focused on race, the police and a need to unite.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.

CNN screengrab

Dallas police chief David Brown says the suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police officers scrawled letters in his own blood on the walls of the parking garage where officers cornered and later killed him.

Live Blog: Squad Cars Become Memorial With Flowers, Notes Of Thanks To Police

Jul 9, 2016
Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Squad cars in front of Dallas police headquarters have become a makeshift memorial to remember those killed and wounded during the shooting Thursday night in downtown.

Christopher Connelly/KERA

As they sorted through their shock, horror and grief, Dallas residents gathered in Thanksgiving Square yesterday to pray for the victims of a sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead and nine people wounded on Thursday night.

From Peace To Horror To Grief: 24 Hours In Dallas Through Sound And Pictures

Jul 8, 2016

By all accounts, Thursday night's protest in downtown Dallas was peaceful. Then shots rang out.