Dallas police shooting sniper identified as Micah X. Johnson
The name of the suspect in a shooting at a peaceful protest that left five police officers dead on Thursday has been released, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Dallas area resident Micah X. Johnson.
Johnson was reportedly killed by a police robot after an hours-long stand-off with Dallas police that stretched into Friday morning, the Times reported. An unnamed official told the newspaper that Johnson "had no known criminal history or ties to terror groups."
In a press conference on Friday, Dallas police chief David Brown told reporters that the suspect "wanted to kill officers. And he expressed killing white people, killing white officers, he expressed anger for Black Lives Matter."
The suspect also reportedly told police he was acting alone and was not affiliated with any groups or organizations.
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