Dallas mayor: Body of suspected shooter found in home
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 10:58
The shooter who allegedly opened fire on Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter-paramedics was 36-year-old Derick Lamont Brown, WFAA's Charlotte Huffman has learned.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a news conference that a police robot found two bodies in a home, including that of the suspected gunman, as authorities scoured a neighborhood east of downtown following the shooting.
Dallas police are still searching for the shooter in a neighborhood east of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy.
By 4:30 p.m., police said the threat to the neighborhood was over.
The Dallas Police Association earlier tweeted, "There is another active shooter in Dallas". The city says a paramedic was hit, transported to Baylor University Medical Center and is undergoing surgery.
Police spokesman Warren Mitchell released a statement saying "the entire area is still active and very unsafe".
The paramedic and the other shooting victim both in the intensive care unit. Several officers have reportedly been pinned down by gunfire.
UPDATES condition of EMT and ADDS details on gunman being found dead.
The paramedics were treating a shooting victim who was one of the suspected gunmen's neighbors, when the suspect walked up and opened fire.
Officials in Dallas are now dealing with an active shooting situation in East Dallas.
Interim Dallas Chief of Police David Pughes said as officers arrived they were immediately under fire and were trying to maintain cover.
At some point after that police said the man got up, ran out of the house and began firing.
Another man was found dead inside the same home, police said. Residents in the area are being advised to remain indoors. Responding Dallas PD officers approached his vehicle.
The shooting happened at about 11:30 a.m.at the facility, which is near Dolphin Road and Interstate 30.
The paramedic is believed to have been responding to an emergency call at the time.