The bullet-riddled Dallas Police Headquarters on South Lamar Street is now a crime scene after police said a lone gunman went on a rampage early Saturday morning. The suspect was later killed in a standoff with police in Hutchins.
No officers were injured, but Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown says the department is fortunate.
"We believe this suspect meant to kill officers. And took time to discharge that weapon multiple times to accomplish their wanting to harm our officers," said Brown.
Dallas police tweeted photos of squad cars, that officers were sitting in, riddled with bullet holes.
Bullet holes can be seen in the lobby, second floor and information desk.
Some bullet holes were near where Dallas police staff were sitting.
"One staff member had just walked away to get Coke, if they had stayed there during the ordeal, they would have been shot, we believe, and killed, based on the trajectory of bullets," said Brown.
"Listening to our officers who responded to the gunshots at headquarters and gunshots at Hutchins, some officers say we're very lucky, I believe we're blessed that our officers survived this ordeal."
No officers were injured, police chased the suspect to Hutchins where a standoff was underway for several hours.