Details about Dallas sniper Micah Xavier Johnson

Micah Xavier Johnson (Facebook)
Micah Xavier Johnson (via Facebook)

The Dallas sniper who shot 12 police officers on Thursday night, July 7, 2016 has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson. He released a lethal barrage of bullets on Dallas Police and DART officers because he was upset over the Black Lives Matter movement and wanted to “kill white people” and “white police officers” especially.

The deadliest single attack on law enforcement since 9/11. The shootings took place just blocks away from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It took place busy area of downtown Dallas is where a host of restaurants are located.

A US Army veteran Johnson, 25, was killed when a police robot detonated a bomb after cornering him in a parking garage at El Centro College, following a standoff that lasted several hours according to Dallas police chief David Brown. He was trained and served in the Army Reserve as a carpentry and masonry specialist. A private first class, he was deployed to Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014.

Johnson says he was not part of a larger group, indicating he acted alone.

An officer attempted to take Johnson down by shooting him in the back. An obviously highly skilled gunman, he executed the cop. The footage shown all over mainstream media was filmed from a balcony on a building opposite the shoot-out shows one of the two Dallas gunmen hiding behind a pillar when a cop approaches him from behind, leaving Johnson with no injuries but the now dead officer exposed.

Johnson had no criminal record and lived with his mother in Mesquite, Texas.

Mark Hughes, was incorrectly identified via Twitter by Dallas police as a “person of interest” in the shooting as he was exercise his Second Amendment right to bear arms. He isn’t affiliated with Johnson.

Johnson’s sister, Nicole Johnson, posted on Facebook following the shootings:

“(I’m) tired of y’all tryin to be on these cops side making it okay based off irrelevant info when our own get killed over unjust s—”  …

“White (people) have and will continue to kill us off,” she wrote on Wednesday. “The only difference is they serve the system hiding behind that blue suit and get off easy murdering civilians.”

Micah Xavier Johnson sister Nicole Johnson Facebook

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