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Sick Mind Of Dallas Killer: Inside Micah Xavier Johnson's Life Before Slaying 5 Cops

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Jul. 8 2016, Updated 8:33 p.m. ET

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Micah Xavier Johnson has been identified as the man who shot dead five police officers during a Dallas protest after recent police killings of two black men. Get all the details on the former army veteran responsible for the deadliest assault on U.S. law enforcement since the 9/11 attacks.

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Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

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Police killed Johnson, 25, with a bomb robot hours after he began shooting at police during a protest for the recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. "We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said during a press conference. He explained how there was "an exchange of gunfire with the suspect" when negotiations "broke down."

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Johnson told police he wasn't linked any extremist groups. "He wanted to kill officers," Brown said. "And he expressed killing white people, killing white officers, he expressed anger for Black Lives Matter."

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But Johnson's reign of terror may be far from over, as Brown revealed he told police they would find improvised explosive devices near the location of the massacre.

Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

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Johnson told police he was an army veteran, CBS News reported. Photos of Johnson in uniform have been found on his Facebook page. In one alarming photo, he was captured holding what appears to be a gun while in full camo.

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According to Johnson's Facebook page, he was a supporter of black rights. The murderer not only posted a "Black Power" picture in May, but his cover photo is an image of a Pan-African flag.

Aftermath of police shootings in Dallas

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The morning of the attack, Johnson's sister Nicole, 21, expressed her dismay over the shooting of Sterling. "The police are the biggest gang in America," she posted of a Tupac Shakur quote.

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A day later, she posted a status shocked of what her brother had done. "I keep saying it's not true… my eyes hurt from crying," she wrote. "Y him??? And why was he downtown smh."

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She then defended his actions. "Please out of respect for my family. If you following the news and know what's going on," she posted. "I'm not talking to anyone and please keep your comments thoughts respectful. The news will say what they think but those that knew him know this wasn't like him. Only close family can call me. This is the biggest loss we've had."

Aftermath of police shootings in Dallas

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More suspects may be brought to justice, as Police don't believe Johnson acted alone. "I'm not going to be satisfied until we turn over every stone," he said. "We're not satisfied that we've exhausted every lead. And we're not going to be satisfied until every lead is exhausted. So if there is someone out there that was associated with this, we will find you and we will prosecute you and we will bring you to justice."

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