Footage of the horrifying moment a brave police officer attempted to shoot one of the Dallas gunmen- only to get viciously killed himself has emerged.
The terrifying video shows the police officer sneaking to shoot the gunman. Unfortunately the bullet bounces off the gunman’s armoured vest, only for him to turn around and execute the cop at point-blank range.
The footage was filmed from a balcony on a building opposite the shoot-out and has since gone viral.
Twelve police officers were shot and five killed while working at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas Thursday night, by a gunman who said he carried out the attack to revenge the two police-related deaths of black men this week.
The shooters opened fire from 'elevated positions', picking off officers 'ambush style' as they manned a protest over the deaths of two black men - Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana this week, police chief David Brown said. 'Some officers were shot in the back,' he added.
One of the suspects was killed in a stand-off with police, and before he died he told a hostage negotiator that he acted alone, was upset about the recent police-shootings of two black men this week, and wanted to kill white police officers.
President Barack Obama has called the recent attack on the Dallas police ‘vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement’ in a statement made from Warsaw, Poland.