Dallas Police Examining ‘Every Lead’ To Be Sure Gunman Acted Alone

Micah Xavier Johnson
Micah Xavier Johnson

{VOA NEWS} – Investigators in Dallas, Texas, are continuing to probe the background of the Dallas gunman who killed five policemen last week.

“Until we search every lead,” Chief David Brown said Monday, “I’m not going to be satisfied” in ruling out that others may have been involved, to “make sure we don’t leave anything uninvestigated.”

He said police are examining 170 hours of video from cameras worn by officers, as well as footage from dashboard cameras inside police cars and video from retail store security cameras along the streets where the attacks on police occurred. In addition to the five officers killed in the incident, nine other police officers and two civilians were wounded.

Brown said 11 police officers fired weapons at Micah Johnson, and two others launched the $151,000 robot used to kill the suspect.

The police chief said it was “not an ethical dilemma for me” to use the robot to kill Johnson, apparently the first time a U.S. police force has used such a tactic to end a criminal rampage.

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