Dallas Police Shooting Sniper Identified as Micah Johnson

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Source: Getty Images

The Los Angeles Times identified the Dallas shooting suspect as 25-year-old Dallas area resident Micah X. Johnson, according to information given to them by law enforcement sources.

The Associated Press reported the same name soon after.


Johnson was reportedly killed by a police robot after an hours-long stand-off with Dallas police that stretched into Friday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported. An unnamed official told the newspaper that Johnson "had no known criminal history or ties to terror groups."

A spokesperson for the Dallas police department told Mic on Friday he could neither confirm nor deny reports that the suspect's name is Micah Johnson.

Source: Eric Gay/AP

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.

An SUV belonging to Delphene Johnson was found at the scene, according to NBC DFW. Mic traced her name to Facebook and found these photos of "her first born Micah."

Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

These photos were all uploaded to Delphene Johnson's Facebook on October 10, 2010. 

Source: Facebook


Read more:
• Dallas Police Shooting Started as a Peaceful Protest, Not a Black Lives Matter Attack
• Dallas Police Shooting Victims: These Are the Names of the Officers Killed
• Latest Update on the Dallas Police Massacre That Left at Least 5 Officers Dead, 7 Wounded

July 8, 2016, 11:24 a.m.: This story has been updated. 

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Anna is a staff writer for Mic covering breaking news. She can be reached at aswartz@mic.com.

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