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'Suspect stated he wanted to kill white people': Dallas Police Chief

Dallas police respond after shots were fired during a protest over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers during protests; several officers were killed, police said.
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Speaking after the shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead, the city's Police Chief David Brown said a deceased suspect said he wanted to kill white people.

"The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter, he said he was upset about the recent police shootings," Brown said. "The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers."

According to Brown, police negotiated with the suspect for hours before sending in a robot equipped with a bomb, which eventually killed the shooter.

"The reporting that the suspect killed himself is not accurate, we have confirmed that he's been deceased because of the detonation of the bomb," Brown said.

The shooting was conducted by snipers who opened fire on 12 officers, killing five and injuring others during a protest over police shootings of black men elsewhere.

Brown shared the comments from the suspect during a press conference Friday morning.

CNBC's Kate Rooney contributed to this report.

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