- - Friday, July 8, 2016

Micah Xavier Johnson has been identified as the gunman who killed five police officers and wounded seven others Thursday night at the conclusion of a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, several news outlets reported.

Johnson, 25, of of Mesquite, Texas, had no criminal record or known terror ties, CNN reported. He died later during a standoff with police in a parking garage.

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown said that the sniper told police negotiators that he was angry about recent police-involved shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement, although he claimed to be acting alone and not involved with any group.

“The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” he said.

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