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it's monday, july 11th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." deadly new details are emerging this morning after a shooter killed five police officers in an ambush on dallas law enforcement. the cryptic message and evidence of an even bigger attack the killer left behind. protests continued across the country, demanding justice for two black men killed by police last week. the demonstrations left dozens of cops injured and more than 100 protesters behind bars. i could make sense out of it.
in this one i can't. >> we'll hear from the wife of an ambushed officer who says she prepared for the worst daily, but nothing like this. he said, he has a gun, run. >> and caught in the crossfire. a dallas mom shares her story of survival and her sorrow for the dallas officers killed. >> it hurts. it does. i'm frustrated and grieved. why would he do that? good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there have been police shooting protests across the country. police departments are on edge and we are learning more about a gunman who killed five dallas officers. the dallas police chief says micah johnson was plotting larger attacks. enough bomb-making material was
found at his home to have a devastating effect on dallas. he wrote a message in blood on the wall of the garage where he was cornered and taunted police during negotiations. don champion is in dallas, don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the community in dallas united over the weekend in the wake of the tragedy. behind me a memorial continues to grow outside of police headquarters. not far away from here, investigators are almost done combing over the massive crime scene downtown and a complex that increasingly disturbing picture of the gunman is emerging. dallas is a city in mourning. four days after the ambush that killed five officers, investigators say the gunman had bigger plans. >> we're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous. >> reporter: sunday the city's police chief revealed the gunman used his own blood to write "rb" on a wall in the building where
he was killed after negotiations failed. the chief also defended his department's unprecedented use of a robot bomb to kill the gunman. >> without our actions, he would have hurt more officers. so we had no choice in my mind, but to use all tools necessary. >> reporter: as the investigation here in dallas intensefies, protests over police violence continue across the country. in memphis sunday, demonstrators shut down a bridge, angry over the killings of two black men last week. hundreds were arrested during demonstrations in baton rouge over the weekend where one of the controversial shootings took place. president obama is calling for calm. >> i'd like all sides to listen to each other. >> reporter: the president will visit dallas tomorrow where he'll meet privately with families of the slain police officers. and funeral services for the officers killed are still being finalized but we do know at
least one of them will be held on wednesday. aside from meeting with families of the officers tomorrow, president obama will also deliver a speech during an interfaith memorial service. anne-marie? >> don champion in dallas, thank you very much, don. in the killing of philando castille, one of the officers injured when police confronted protesters in st. paul, minnesota, has a fractured vertebra suffered when he was hit by a piece of concrete. several hundred protesters blocking one of the twin cities' main highways clashed with police. rocks and fires were thrown at police during the highway standoff. more than 100 protesters were arrested. >> it's really a disgrace. and protesters last night turned into criminals. >> reporter: police used smoke bombs to clear of demonstrators protesting the police shooting of philando castille.
back in dallas, the five officers killed by micah johnson, one, 55-year-old michael smith, had received a cop's cop award from the dallas police association. he was an army ranger, volunteered at his church, he was the father of two daughters. his wife told omar villafranca she knew every time he left for work the worst could happen. >> it was always, give a kiss before we leave and be safe. and he had always prepared me for the worst. >> every officer and every family in certain situations, like they answer a domestic call, those are always volatile. but this -- >> that's what makes this so much -- that's what makes this so much different. fy new that he was pulling someone out of a burning car or
he was in an accident or he was protecting someone, it would be different. but this, him being -- a purposely picking him -- and purposely murdering him -- is just different. than him being at work and trying to do your job and being hurt. i could always make sense out of all the times that he came home hurt. where i had to go to the hospital because he was hurt. i could make sense out of it. and this one, i can't. >> for the medical teams trying to help the victims in the dallas attack, the scene was chaos. the staff of baylor university medical center said there was no warning and no time to prepare as off-duty staff rushed in to
assist. >> in a matter of minutes we had multiple patients coming in. and i was very thankful that the hospital pulled together. there were multiple people that were already here in the hospital at 9:00 at night, that hadn't gone home yet. people that had just gotten off their shifts turned around and drove back to the hospital to come help us. >> there was no time to prepare. we were receiving phone calls from nursing staff, physicians, that were just stating they wanted to come in and help. we quickly deployed everybody to different sections and different teams. and i told dr. petrie, in teams like these it's when you realize how everyone pulls together as a team. >> besides the five officers killed in the attack, seven others were injured. and one of the victims, shetamia taylor, was shot in the leg trying to protect one of her sons. she attended the black lives matter march with her four sons. she says she heard shots and saw
an officer go down as he was falling he screamed at her. >> he said, he has a gun, run. and my kids started running. and i started -- i wanted to -- make sure that they were all in front of me. so they started running up the block. i'm running behind them. i felt the bullet. i don't know if it bounced off the ground or what. but i felt it when it hit me in the back of my leg. my son andrew had turned around to grab me. because he's in -- i guess he turned around to see where i was, and he went to grab me. but i had already been shot so i grabbed him and pushed him into the street. and i think he hit the car. and we ended up in between the car and the curb. and i just laid on top of him. police officers had started coming up the block, and one of them -- i heard him when he said, is anybody hit?
my son said no, because he didn't know i was shot. and i was saying, yes, but i wasn't saying it loud enough so my son could hear me, because i didn't want them to hear me. the officer said it again kind of loud. i said, yes, sir, i'm hit in my leg. that officer jumped on top of me and covered me and my son. and there was another one at our feet. and there was another one over our heads. and several of them lined against the wall over there. and they just -- they stayed there with us. and i saw another officer -- saw another officer get shot. that was two. i'm sorry. i don't know if the shooter
moved, but they were able to get us up, get me up, help me to get me up and put me in the back of the police car. and another officer was in the back of the car, and my son. and that car was riddled with bullets. i'm thankful that that officer didn't get hit as he was driving us, my son. >> all of taylor's sons escaped. she suffered a bad fracture just below her right knee. coming up on "the morning news," making lemonade. kids across texas get together to raise money for the dallas victims. streaming arrest. a leader for black lives matter is detained during a protest. coming up on "cbs this morning," police and politics. the impact of the dallas attacks on the race for the white house. this is the "cbs morning news."
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a black lives matter leader is free on bond in louisiana. deray mckesson was released sunday after being arrested during a demonstration in baton rouge. he says the dozens of arrests during protests of alton sterling's killing are uncalled for. >> again, i remain deeply disappointed in the baton rouge police department. and i'm hopeful that the department of justice intervenes, both in the death of alton and the way they treat protesters. >> sterling was fatally shot last week by city officers. mckesson is charged with blocking a road, a misdemeanor. small kids are raising big money with lemonade stands for the dallas shooting victims. a front-page editorial calls for healing. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand on our big story of the day, the dallas morning news response to last week's shootings in the city was a dramatic plea for unity. the paper devoted its entire
front page sunday to an editorial asking what kind of city are we? what kind do we want to be? the "austin american statesman" reports texans are starting lemonade stands to support police officers. the trend spread after a 7-year-old dallas girl and her friends raised $5,000 selling drinks and snacks. they're donating to a fund for families of fallen dallas-ft. worth officers and firefighters. in other news on the morning newsstand now, there are claims that an american reporter was assassinated. "the washington post" reports that syria's dictator may have targeted an american journalist who was killed covering the country's civil war. the family of marie colbin says she was tracked and killed by al bashar's forces. "the wall street journal" reports that violence in south sudan's capital killed an
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don't wait. call now. here's another look at this morning's top story. dallas police say the shooter in the deadly attack on police, micah johnson,ed had enough explosive material to have a devastating effect on the city. johnson taunted police during negotiations, asking how many officers he had shot. he wrote a message on his wall -- rather, on the wall of the garage where he was cornered, in blood. there have been demonstrations protesting police shootings from coast to coast and hundreds have been arrested. five officers were killed and at least seven wounded in the dallas shooting last week. omar villafranca remembers some of them. >> reporter: 48 dwrerld lorne ahrens moved from southern california to dallas 14 years
ago to fulfill his dream of being a police officer. his wife is also a member of the that is police department. ahrens' father william -- >> the pinnacle of his life was his children. he adored his children. he was a big, strong guy. 6'5". but that same guy would have tea with his daughter. >> reporter: before he became a police officer, patrick zamarripa was in the navy. the 32-year-old loved baseball and his 2-year-old daughter. 40-year-old michael krol left detroit to become a police officer. his family called him a gentle giant. he served in dallas for eight years. sergeant michael smith was on the force for 25 years. he loved his job and his church. he leaves behind a wife of nearly 20 years and two teenage children. brent thompson served in the marines before becoming a cop. he's the first dallas transit officer ever killed in the line of duty. transit officer misty mcbride was shot several times but will survive. her 10-year-old daughter hunter is grateful she's alive.
>> i said, i love you, and i'm glad you're here. >> reporter: inside the dallas police association, vice president mike mata is making space on the memorial wall. do you have more space for four officers? >> you know -- i wish we didn't. but i guess we're going to have to. >> reporter: while the nation mourns the five fallen officers, dallas police are trying to heal as a department. >> i made a rule when i had kids that i would never leave my house without telling them i love them and kissing them. so i'm just going to make sure that i keep that till the day i die. >> reporter: here at dallas police headquarters, the memorial for the fallen officers keeps growing. visitors here say this is part of the community's healing process. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we learn more about dallas police chief david brown, a 33-year
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