DALLAS - A man who was shot by authorities after investigators said he donned a mask and opened fire outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas has died, according to officials in Texas.
Federal prosecutors confirmed the gunman, identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was pronounced dead after he was taken to Baylor Hospital. No other injuries were reported, police said.
The shooter — identified as Brian Isaack Clyde, age 22 — was taken to Baylor Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.— US Attorney N. Texas (@NDTXnews) June 17, 2019
Authorities said Clyde fired several shots starting around 8:40 a.m. local time outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Dallas.
Witness Don Miles told KTVT he saw a burst of people running early Monday after shots rang out.
“It was just shots, maybe 10 to 15 shots, all rapid shooting,” Miles told the news station. “I just ran across the street into traffic.”
Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox snapped a photo of Clyde while waiting to enter the courthouse to cover a trial, according to the Morning News.
DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal Building Monday morning in downtown Dallas. Fox was waiting to enter the building to cover a trial when the attack took place. https://t.co/y8fWYYuKjs pic.twitter.com/fE1kFlEy9j— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) June 17, 2019
Authorities said officers with the Federal Protective Service returned fire shortly after the shooting began, striking Clyde. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said at a news conference that authorities had no evidence to suggest other shooters were involved in the incident.
Following the shooting, a bomb squad conducted controlled explosions of devices found in a vehicle associated with Clyde. Police said the vehicle was rendered safe by Monday afternoon.
Although the susp vehicle has been rendered safe, this is still an active scene in the downtown area. Please avoid traveling on Lamar St between Young and Main St. Also, Field and Akard between Young and Elm St. We will update you shortly with changes.— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) June 17, 2019
The circumstances leading to Monday’s shooting were not immediately clear. Authorities continue to investigate.
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