The Latest on protests in response to fatal police shootings (all times local):


2:10 a.m.
    
Police say a fifth officer has died after snipers opened fire on police at a rally in Dallas. Six other officers were injured.
    
The gunfire broke out Thursday night while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.
    
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage downtown early Friday.    


2 a.m.
    

A family member says a protester who was shot when snipers opened fire on police at a rally in Dallas was shielding her sons when she was injured.
    
A sister of 37-year-old Shetamia Taylor says Taylor was at the protests Thursday night with her four sons, ages 12 to 17. Theresa Williams says that when the shooting began, Taylor threw herself over her sons. She was undergoing surgery early Friday after being shot in the right calf.
    
Police say four police officers were killed and seven injured in the shootings. The shootings happened at a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men.
    
Williams says two of Taylor's sons became separated from their mother in the chaotic aftermath. She says they're now stuck behind a police barricade at a hotel near a parking garage where police exchanged gunfire with a suspect.


1:40 a.m.
    
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he's cutting short an out-of-state trip to go to Dallas after four police officers were killed and seven others injured when snipers opened fire during protests.
    
Abbott said in a release early Friday morning that he would be heading directly to Dallas. The shootings happened Thursday night in downtown Dallas.
    
Abbott also says he's spoken with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to express his condolences and offer any assistance the city needs.
    
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a statement that "our thoughts and prayers go out to these officers and their families, and to those who have been injured." He said his office is in close contact with local authorities and will be offering to provide whatever support they can to help victims and bring the "perpetrators to justice."


1:15 a.m.

Dallas police say a person of interest whose picture had been circulated has turned himself in.
    
Police earlier had circulated a picture of a man in a camouflage T-shirt who carrying a long gun.
    
Police had no update on whether that person was indeed a suspect. However, Police Chief David Brown said authorities had three people in custody. One is a woman and two are people who were in a car stopped on a road.
    
A man who identified himself as the brother of the man whose photo was circulated says his brother was not one of the shooters. He told television station KTVT that once the shootings had started, his brother had turned the gun over to a police officer.


12:30 a.m.
    

Dallas police say they are questioning two occupants of a vehicle after an officer saw a person throw a bag into the back of the vehicle and speed off.
    
Police said late Thursday night that an officer spotted someone carrying a camouflage bag and quickly walking down the street. The person then threw the bag into the back of a black Mercedes and sped off at a high rate of speed.
    
Police say officers followed the vehicle southbound on Interstate 35 to a point south of Dallas where they performed a traffic stop. Police then began questioning both occupants of the vehicle.
    
Television footage showed many police cars surrounding a vehicle stopped on Interstate 35.


11:35 p.m.
    
Dallas police say a suspect in shooting of officers at Dallas protests is in custody and a person of interest has surrendered.
    
Dallas police say four officers have died after at least two snipers opened fire during protests downtown Thursday night. Seven other officers were wounded.
    
Police Chief David O. Brown said snipers shot from "elevated positions" during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.
    
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.


11:05 p.m.
    

Dallas police say four officers have died after at least two snipers opened fire during protests downtown. Seven other officers were wounded.
    
Police Chief David O. Brown said police have a suspect cornered in a garage and are negotiating with that person. He says the snipers fired upon officers "ambush style."
    
Brown had said three officers were killed, and police issued a tweet later saying a fourth officer had died.
    
Brown says snipers shot from "elevated positions" during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.
    
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.


10:45 p.m.
    
Dallas police chief says it appears two snipers shot 10 police officers during protests, and three of the officers are dead.
    
Dallas police chief David O. Brown said in a statement that three of the officers who were injured are in critical condition Thursday night.
    
The officers were shut during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.


10:30 p.m.
    
Police say one rapid-transit officer has been killed and three injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas.
    
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit issued the news via its official Twitter account. The agency said the three injured officers were expected to survive. No identifications were released.


10:15 p.m.
    
Police in Dallas say they're trying to sort through what happened when gunshots rang out during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings.
    
The police statement comes as multiple media outlets report that two officers were shot. There has been no official confirmation of that.
    
Dallas Police Sr. Corporal Debra Webb said in the statement that police were sorting through information at what was "clearly still an active scene."
    
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.    


9 p.m.
    
Multiple media outlets report shots have been fired at a Dallas protest over two recent fatal police shootings.
    
The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover. There was no immediate word on whether anyone had been injured.
    
Scores of police and security officers were on hand.
    
A police dispatcher reached by The Associated Press had no immediate comment.    


6:45 p.m.
    
Hundreds of people gathered in Union Square Park in Manhattan and took to the streets to protest the recent police-related shootings of two black men.
    
The protesters on Thursday chanted "The people united, never be divided" and "Hands up don't shoot." Police scrambled to keep up with the crowd as the group left the park and marched up Fifth Avenue.
    
On Wednesday, a Minnesota officer fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.
    
A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.