Dodgers’ Micah Johnson: I’m Not the Dallas Police Shooter
At one point Wikipedia confused him with the slain gunman who killed five cops.
Dodgers minor leaguer Micah Johnson had a weird morning on Friday. The 25-year-old, who’s currently playing for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, woke up, like much of the country to news that a gunman had killed five police officers at a Dallas protest. Unlike most of the country though, Johnson shares a name with the slain sniper.
And so he tweeted this to clear up any confusion.
It’s since been changed, but at one point this morning Johnson’s Wikipedia page identified him as “one of the perpetrators of the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers.”
The Micah Johnson who was killed Thursday night by a robot after a tense stand off with police has been identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old resident of Mesquite, Texas with no criminal record or ties to terror groups.
NBC News' Jim Miklaszewski confirms that the dead Dallas shooter Micah Xavier Johnson served in the U.S. Army: pic.twitter.com/S49TUVJODW
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) July 8, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Friday that Johnson, who is believed to be the sole shooter, told a hostage negotiator he “was upset about the recent police shootings. He said that he was upset at white people. He stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
Three other suspects have been arrested and, according to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, are “being pretty tight-lipped at this point.”