Senior law enforcement officials have told the media that the person responsible for last night’s shooting in Dallas is Micah Xavier Johnson.
.@evanperez reports the man who killed 5 Dallas police officers is 25–year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas; no criminal record
— Katie Hinman (@khinman) July 8, 2016
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 8, 2016
Law enforcement sources: Dead gunman in Dallas ambush identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas. No criminal record
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) July 8, 2016
No picture of Johnson has been definitively ascertained by the media, but sources indicate that he was the one who killed five cops and wounded at least seven others at a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration. Dallas police officers said that the recent violence by police towards African American men appears to have been a motivating factor.
This story is developing rapidly and we shall update with more information and a picture when they become available.
UPDATE – 11:24 A.M. ET: CBS has tweeted out this photo of Johnson.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 8, 2016
[Image via Twitter]
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