Suspect in Dallas Ambush Shooting ID'd as Ex–Army Reservist
Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, has been identified as one of the suspected gunmen in an ambush Thursday that left five Dallas law enforcement officers dead and seven more officers injured, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.
Johnson, who died in the incident, served as an Army reservist until April 2015, defense officials said.
He was trained and served in the Army Reserve as a carpentry and masonry specialist, they said.
Police said he told hostage negotiators that he was angry about recent fatal shootings of black men by police elsewhere in the United States and that he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers.
The gunman "expressed anger for Black Lives Matter" and told a hostage negotiator he "wanted to kill [police] officers,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said today.
Van Jones tweeted it was a hate crime and an act of terrorism.
He was half right, though of course he had to say both things.
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Three other suspects — two men and one woman — have been detained by police, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
Officials said earlier that at least two gunmen were involved.
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Among the five officers killed was a newlywed married just two weeks ago to a fellow officer.
Another victim was a father of a toddler daughter.
And another was formerly a police officer in Michigan.
One of the slain cops was Dallas Police Officer Patrick Zamarripa.
His father posted on Facebook, "My son is a police officer in Dallas he was working there the rally in downtown where my son was shot and killed by a sniper along with four other police officers.
..."Need prayers to get through this."
President Barack Obama called the Dallas shootings a "vicious, calculated, despicable attack" while speaking to reporters this morning in Warsaw, Poland.
He described the killings as a "tremendous tragedy" and "senseless murders."
"We will learn more about their twisted motivations," Obama said of the suspects.
"Let's be clear: There is no possible justification."
Two civilians were also injured in the shootings, which happened as people demonstrated in downtown Dallas after the fatal shootings by police officers of two black men — Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota — this week.
Michael Eric Dyson, professional race complainer who complains endlessly that President Obama is not a professional race complainer or sufficiently a race man, turned the slaughter of these police by black racist killers into an opportunity to blame white America for all that is wrong with black America.
Death in Black and White
Probably not a good moment for that.
Meanwhile, white hatred for blacks made itself known across the web.
And conservatives have blamed this on the ideology of the BLM movement and laid it at the door of the president, personally.
Derangement Syndrome persists.
Ben Cohen says white America and the cops asked for it.
At a guess, he will not say black America asked for it if white snipers start shooting at BLM marchers.
And it would be no surprise at all if just such things started to happen as too many people miss an excellent opportunity to STFU.