Dallas police released a photo of a man they believed was one of the shooters involved in Thursday night’s attack on 11 officers after a protest in downtown.
“This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!” a post on the DPD’s Twitter feed said about 11 p.m. Thursday.
But at approximately 11:30 p.m., a follow-up tweet said the man, who was wearing a camoflauge T-shirt and carrying a rifle over his shoulder, was a person of interest, not necessarily a suspect, in the shooting and he had turned himself in.
A woman interviewed on CBS11 said the man, whom she identified as Mark Hughes, was her friend and he was not involved in the shooting. He was simply “open carrying” his gun during the protest.
He was interviewed by police and left the station with his mother, Fox4 reported after midnight. He was expected to make a statement later in the day on Friday.
Police said they had one suspect in custody after a shooutout with SWAT officers. Another was trapped in a parking garage at El Centro College, but he was still refusing to surrender just before 2 a.m. Friday.