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Dallas Police Shoot Suspected Gunman After Firing At Officers

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Dallas police chief David Brown in an early morning press conference Saturday.

Authorities say they've confirmed the death of a suspect accused of opening fire on officers outside the Dallas police headquarters.

Police said Saturday that the suspect was found dead inside his armored van at a parking lot in suburban Hutchins, where he had been in an hours-long standoff with SWAT team officers.

Police Chief David Brown had said a sniper hit the suspect shortly after 5 a.m. and that officers had lost contact with him for several hours afterward. But officers did not directly approach the van due to the threat of explosives inside.

Witnesses say the suspect fired several rounds at officers and rammed his van into a squad car before fleeing.

No one was injured in the gunfire.