At least one sniper killed five officers and wounded seven others in a coordinated ambush at an anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. The sniper was killed, and three other people are in custody, officials say.
The man suspected of opening fire on white police officers in Dallas, killing five and wounding seven others, has been identified as 25-year-old Texas resident Micah Johnson, US media reported Friday. Johnson lived in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, He was killed in a tense showdown with police after the shootings, which also left two civilians wounded.
Law enforcement officials said Johnson had no criminal record or known ties to extremists. It was just a revenge attack. Johnson served in the US Army Reserves until April 2015. Unnamed defense officials told the network he was trained as a carpentry and masonry specialist.
Earlier, Dallas police said the main shooting suspect had told negotiators he was not affiliated with any groups. The suspect told negotiators he was upset about the recent fatal police shootings of black men, and wanted to kill white people — specifically, white cops.