After the horror, come the copycats.
Friday brings news of shots fired at police in Valdosta, Georgia:
Authorities say a man opened fire on a police officer investigating a report of a damaged vehicle in south Georgia and was wounded when an officer returned fire.
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress says the officer also was wounded, but both men are expected to survive. He says the officer was shot “multiple times” but is going to be fine.
A Ballwin Police officer is in critical condition after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop earlier today, sources say.
Sources say without further explanation that the officer was shot at least once from behind and there were at least three shots fired at him. A suspect was captured shortly later during a foot chase, the sources say.
And in Tennessee, a shooting that occurred before news of the Dallas attack, but appears to be related to the coverage of the police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota:
A newspaper carrier was killed and four other people were wounded when a man armed with two guns opened fire on cars traveling along a parkway in East Tennessee early Thursday morning. A responding police officer was among those wounded.
BREAKING: Investigators say man opened fire on Tennessee highway because he was troubled by recent incidents involving police, blacks.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 8, 2016