Armed Gunman in Dallas Attempts Military Style Ambush on Police
Hello everyone. Santiago here.
Saturday June 13th, just after midnight, James Boulware of Hutchins, Texas, a 35-year-old man who has all the traits of a Sovereign Citizen and a history of violence, drove an armored vehicle straight into Dallas Police headquarters and opened fire on law enforcement.
WPTV reports that Boulware purchased the armored vehicle off eBay.
It is unclear why Boulware decided to open fire on police, but stories surfacing indicate that Boulware believed that law enforcement was the reason his son was taken away from him.
The father of James, Jim Boulware, told CNN he did not believe his son would take out his anger on law enforcement but believed he would have likely done so against the mother of his son who was awarded custody of their child in April of 2015.
It is reported that Boulware drove into Police headquarters and began to open fire with automatic assault rifles, and that he also planted explosives.
Dallas police Chief Brown said during a press conference that Boulware came to the department intending to kill police officers, and that officers came within inches of being shot, stating that officers barely survived the intentions of this suspect.
Boulware opened fire on the police station, police cars, and had at one point rammed his armored vehicle into a police car in which two officers would have been hit by their own car had they not moved out of the way.
Residents in a nearby apartment complex were also forced to duck and dodge the attack as bullets whizzed over their heads.
Boulware was shot by a sniper through the windshield of his armored vehicle, but it was still unclear as to weather or not the sniper hit the target, leaving Law enforcement and Boulware to have some what of a stand off in the parking lot of a Jack N the Box restaurant.
Robots were sent in to survey the vehicle and eventually break into the glass of the vehicle in effort to preserve the lives of officers on the scene. It was believed that Boulware may have potentially rigged the van with explosives. Subsequently, it was discovered that Boulware was indeed shot by snipers and died on the scene.
I tip my hat to Chief Brown and the entire Dallas Police department for their efforts keeping the community safe and for keeping fellow officers safe from this armed lunatic.
Hat tip to Mindyme for the following report.