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Cuba Gooding Jr. says he cried over murder of cop he met in Dallas

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Karen Butler
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives on the red carpet at the FX Networks upfront screening of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on March 30, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives on the red carpet at the FX Networks upfront screening of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" on March 30, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

STUDIO CITY, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. says he cried when he realized a Dallas cop he took a selfie with in February was one of the five officers killed by a sniper Thursday night.

"The great @cubagoodingjr . Thanx for taking the pic with my partner and I. Hope your stay in #Dallas was great sir!" Patrick Zamarripa tweeted, along with the photo on Feb. 25.

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TMZ caught up with Gooding Jr. Friday night and asked him on video for his reaction to the cop's murder.

"I cried today when I heard that. I cried. That's all I'm saying," Gooding Jr. said before getting in a waiting car.

The actor won his Academy Award for his work in Jerry Maguire. He was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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