Is Army Veteran involved in Dallas Shooting?


Time: 6:36 p.m. CEST

An Army veteran could be the lone gunman in the shooting that happened late Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The suspect was identified as Micah X. Johnson, who was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, a U.S. government source told Reuters that reported the news first.

The Associated Press says Army says Micah Xavier Johnson, named as Dallas shooting suspect, had served as enlisted soldier; served tour in Afghanistan.

Earlier, Attorney General Loretta Lynch briefly addressed the shooting in Dallas on Friday with appeals for calming the situation.”The answer is never violence, rather the answer, our answer, all our answers, must be action; calm, peaceful, collaborative and determined action,” Lynch said.

She appealed, “we must continue working to build trust between communities and law enforcement. We must continue to guarantee every person in this country, equal justice under the law. We must take a horrid look at the easy wrongdoers can get their hands on deadly weapons and the frequency in which they used them.”

Late Thursday, two sniper killed Two snipers shoot four Dallas police officers and one DART officer were killed, while seven officers and two civilians were injured. The shooting happened during a rally Black Lives Matter after the most recent incidents involving the police officers in deaths of members of the African-American community.

Officials in Dallas used police robot to end the standoff with the suspect after failed negotiations. As the officials say, the suspect reportedly said to police negotiator he was upset with recent shootings and he wanted to kill white officers.

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