Pictured the young army reservists.
Young Man who shot dead five police officers, injuring seven more, in Dallas, is identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25,
Johnson reportedly told law enforcement he was an Army veteran, and acted alone.
It has since been revealed that Johnson’s stepmother, Dallas teacher Donna Johnson, is white
Police killed him using a bomb placed by a robot after a four-hour standoff near the Black Lives Matter protest. Law enforcement have gathered at home of his mother Delphene Johnson.
The five casualties were all male cops; Three of whom are: Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa and Michael Krol. Seven other officers (including two female cops) and two bystanders are among the injured. Gruesome footage shows a cop being shot execution-style by a gunman as he rampaged through city
Johnson, from Mesquite, Texas, a 20 minute drive from Dallas, reportedly told law enforcement that he was a veteran, and claimed to have acted alone, countering reports that as many as four gunmen were involved in the massacre.
‘The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings of black men.
Around 11pm on Thursday, cops cornered Johnson at El Centro College and attempted to negotiate, but four hours later the talks failed and a robot was brought in to detonate a bomb and kill the suspect.
This was after shots had rung out at a previously peaceful protest in downtown Dallas with demonstrators screaming and running for their lives as cops dropped dead one by one.
A black SUV found at the scene of the shootings was listed as registered to Delphene Johnson, also of Mesquite, who is understood to be his mother. Police gathered at the address of Ms Johnson late Friday morning.
All five cops killed were men and three have been identified so far as 43-year-old DART Officer Brent Thompson, young young father Patrick Zamarripa and Michigan native Michael Krol.
Police block streets in downtown Dallas early as law enforcement investigate the scene of Thursday’s fatal shooting, Friday, July 8, 2016. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas Thursday night, during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men.
The shooting started at 8.45pm as hundreds of protesters marched through Dallas demanding justice for two black men shot dead by police earlier this week
Mayor Rawlings said that in total, 12 police officers were shot Thursday, in addition to two bystanders.
Five of the police officers were killed, but only two have yet to be identified. All five of the casualties were male cops.
The names of three of the injured DART officers have been revealed asOmar Cannon, 44; Misty McBride, 32; and Jesus Retana, 39. They are expected to recover from their injuries.
Officials said that two of the injured officers – including McBride, a mother who was shot in the shoulder – were female.
One of the two injured bystanders was also a woman, mother-of-four Shetamia Taylor, was shot in the calf as she shielded her children, hiding her 15-year-old son under a car.
The rest of the killed and injured have yet to be identified.
The shooting started at 8:45pm as hundreds of protesters marched through Dallas demanding justice for two black men shot dead by police earlier this week.
Horrifying footage shows peaceful protesters chanting ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ before suddenly scattering as shots were fired near Belo Garden Park.
Another video captures semi-automatic gunfire ringing out, with dozens of shots heard as people scream and run for cover.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez (pictured) was identified as the cop who shot Philando Castile Wednesday when a traffic stop for a faulty tail light went badly wrong. The aftermath was live-streamed on Facebook.
Castile was shot by an officer in St Paul, Minneapolis, on Wednesday after his car was stopped for a routine traffic stop.
His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, insisted that police had stopped them for a busted tail light, which she claims wasn’t even busted, and that Castile told the officer he had a firearm on him and a license, before the cop began shooting ‘for no reason’.
She livestreamed the moments after the shooting on Facebook, showing Castile dying in the front of the car as blood seeped from his chest.
Hundreds of people gathered in Times Square and Union Square in New York on Thursday to protest against the shootings, with tensions bubbling over. Dozens of other protests were also held across the country over the two men’s deaths.
Blane Salamoni (left) and three-year-veteran Howie Lake II (right) were the police officers involved in Sterling’s shooting in Louisiana.
DART Officer Brent Thompson was the first officer to be named as having been killed in the shootings. Another dead police officer was named by his family as young father Patrick Zamarripa (center); while a third was Michigan native Michael Krol.