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Dallas Shooter's Parents: The Army Changed Him

They say he came out of the military 'very disappointed' with the government

(Newser) - The family of Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson has spoken to only one media outlet, The Blaze , in an interview set to air this week. Johnson's mother, Delphine, says her son, who killed five police officers during his rampage at a Black Lives Matter protest march last week, used... More »

Police Chief: Dallas Sniper Had 'Devastating' Plans

Micah Johnson 'thought what he was doing was righteous'

(Newser) - Dallas sniper Micah Johnson had plans for even greater mayhem than the murder of five police officers , Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed in a CNN interview Sunday. The chief says bomb-making materials and a journal found at the 25-year-old's home signal that he had plans for an attack... More »

Dallas Police Chief: Shooter Scrawled in Blood

David Brown says gunman laughed at police during standoff, 'wanted to kill some more'

(Newser) - "At the scene where (Micah Johnson) was killed, he wrote some lettering in blood on the wall," Dallas Police Chief David Brown tells CNN in an interview Sunday. "Which leads us to believe that he was wounded on the way up." Brown says that Johnson scrawled... More »

Dallas Gunman Drilled in His Yard, Learned to 'Shoot and Move'

Micah Johnson attended private self-defense school, learned tactics

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five police officers at a protest march had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics, including "shooting on the move," a maneuver in which an attacker fires and changes position before firing again. Micah... More »

Dallas Sniper Was Sent Home From Afghanistan

He was accused of sexually harassing female soldier

(Newser) - More details are emerging on Micah Johnson, who is now believed to be the lone shooter in the attack that killed five police officers Thursday night. The 25-year-old former Army reservist was sent home from Afghanistan in 2014 after being accused of sexually harassing a female soldier, the AP reports.... More »

Authorities: Micah Johnson Was the Only Dallas Shooter

Police say he had a journal of combat tactics and bomb-making materials at his home

(Newser) - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says authorities believe 25-year-old Micah Johnson was the lone shooter in the attack that killed five police officers and wounded seven others, the AP reports. Johnson was killed following a standoff with police. Rawlings made his comments Friday in response to questions about initial police reports... More »

Gunman Identified in Dallas Shooting

Outlets name Micah Xavier Johnson, 25

(Newser) - Major media outlets are identifying the slain gunman in the Dallas attack as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas. He told authorities in negotiations that he was an Army veteran, unaffiliated with any group, and out to kill officers and white people after the recent spate of... More »

Seminoles Face the Music

Cheating scandal leaves Florida short

(Newser) - Kentucky won a second straight Music City Bowl yesterday, beating the Seminoles 35-28 and handing coach Bobby Bowden his first December bowl loss. Andre Woodson threw four TD passes against a severely depleted Seminoles defense. Florida State was playing three dozen players short due to injuries and suspensions stemming from... More »

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