Dallas Shooting Suspect Micah Xavier Johnson Had Rifles, Bomb Making Materials in His Home
The suspected gunman who ambushed Dallas police officers in the worst attack in America since 9/11, which left five cops dead and seven injured, had bomb-making materials, ballistic vests and rifles in his house, Dallas police said . . .
The news from police came as police pieced together the background on the suspect, 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, in the ambush-style shooting Thursday night.
Micah Xavier Johnson
Detectives are also analyzing information in a “personal journal of combat tactics” they recovered, Dallas police said.
Officials said this afternoon it appears that Johnson was the lone shooter. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings described the gunman as a “mobile shooter” who wrote manifestos on how to shoot and move.
Johnson, who was killed by police when they detonated a bomb delivered by a bomb delivery robot was reported to have served as a U.S. Army reservist in Afghanistan until April 2015. He was trained and served in the Army Reserve as a carpentry and masonry specialist, defense officials said.
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Johnson, a private first class, was deployed to Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014, according to his service record. His former employer, Jeppi Carnegie, CFO of Touch of Kindness LLC, said Johnson had worked for the residential health care company since January 2015. He worked from his mother’s home in Mesquite and cared for his 21-year-old brother, Carnegie told ABC News.