Suspect in Dallas Police Shootings Targeted White Officers

Suspect, identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, killed after police detonate robot bomb

by Karen Friar
Market Watch

A suspect in the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead was killed when authorities detonated a bomb, bringing an end to a long standoff.

That suspect has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who lived in the Dallas area, law-enforcement officers told several news outlets.

The explosives were sent in after hours-long negotiations broke down with the suspect, who had been cornered at El Centro College in Dallas, the city’s Chief of Police David O. Brown said in a news conference on Friday. An exchange of gunfire followed the talks, after which a robot was sent in with the explosive device.

“Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger,” Brown said. “The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating a bomb.”

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