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The man who shot 12 police officers, killing five, at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas on Thursday night has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson. A 25-year-old Army reservist with no criminal history or ties to terror groups.

Johnson, from Mesquite, Texas, reportedly told law enforcement that he was a veteran, and claimed to have acted alone, countering reports that as many as four gunmen were involved in the massacre.

'The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings of black suspects. He said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,' Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed.

Around 11pm on Thursday, cops cornered Johnson at El Centro College and attempted to negotiate, but four hours later the talks failed and a robot was brought in to detonate a bomb and kill the suspect.

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