Police have given no indication that the suspect was affiliated with any other group, and said the suspect had no criminal record. Mark Hughes was misidentified by the Dallas Police Department when he said he was only a participant in the protest.
But, he said he and his officers believe "we have a better relationship and partnership with the community, than in other parts of the country". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a "hundred or so" protesters marched in the city's downtown Thursday night, some chanting "no justice, no peace; no racist police" in the wake of the videotaped killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile near Minneapolis - both at the hands of police officers .
As we reported , there are three other suspects in custody but their names have not been released. According to Dallas Police Chief David Brown , Johnsn, 25, was ultimately killed by a police robot when a bomb erupted near him following a standoff that went on for several hours.
The officers had been patrolling the non-violent demonstration before five were killed and seven more were wounded. "Her mother held a sign with "#Justice 4 Philando Castile " on it. The U.S. Justice Department, after all , did largely corroborate the police account of the events that led to officer Darren Wilson killing black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, in a case that fueled the Black Lives Matter movement .
A senior US law enforcement official familiar with the investigation identified the deceased suspect as Micah Xavier Johnson. A search of the suspect's home led to the discovery of bomb making materials, ballistic vests, ammunition, and a personal journal of combat tactics.
But before his death, he described his motive during negotiations, according to the chief. The confrontation followed the deadliest day for USA law enforcement since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Suddenly all hell broke loose as shots were fired. We bought something to help him out. Sterling is one of 122 black Americans shot and killed by police so far in 2016, according to a Washington Post database of fatal police shootings.