What we know:

—Twelve officers were shot by snipers. Of these, four Dallas police officers and one officer from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit were killed.

—Three suspects are in custody and being questioned. One was killed. The slain suspect said he “wanted to kill white people,” the Dallas police chief said.

—The deadly attacks occurred during protests against police-involved shootings of black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

The Los Angeles Times, CBS News, and NBC News, citing anonymous sources, are identifying the shooter killed in the garage as Micah Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas. Some news organizations are identifying him as Micah X. Johnson; others as Micah Xavier Johnson. Authorities have not publicly confirmed the dead man’s identity.

We have reactions from the presumptive presidential nominees of the two main political parties:

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Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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