5 Officers Killed in Sniper Attack at Dallas Protest Over Police Shootings

{By Margaret Hartmann and Jen Kirby}

Micah Johnson Photo: Facebook
Micah Johnson Photo: Facebook

{NEW YORK NEWS} – A sniper opened fire in Dallas, Texas, during a rally protesting recent police shootings on Thursday night, killing five police officers and wounding seven officers and two civilians. It is the worst mass shooting of police officers in American history and the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11, according to the Washington Post.

The suspect is dead after a standoff that lasted several hours in the parking garage of El Centro, a community college in downtown Dallas. Police have identified the gunman as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Army Reserves until 2015, and deployed to Afghanistan for one tour. He had no criminal record, and no known terror ties, officials say. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.