Carnage in Dallas: 5 Officers Slain, 7 Hurt During Protest

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Police check a car after a shooting in downtown Dallas early Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

America was reeling today at the news that at least one sniper wielding a rifle had shot and killed five law enforcement officers in downtown Dallas Thursday night during a protest of this week's controversial police shootings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

It was the deadliest day for law officers since Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers died. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings called it "our worst nightmare," Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!