The Dallas Police Department has released a few details in its initial investigation into Thursday’s shooting that left five officers dead, seven officers and two civilians wounded and the shooter dead.
As of Friday afternoon, the DPD said that its detectives have interviewed more than 200 officers and it appears that at least 12 officers discharged their duty weapons.
Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals, Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are assisting with the investigation and processing of evidence and crime scene locations.
DPD said that portions of the crime scene locations in the downtown Dallas area will remain closed to the public until Wednesday.
The dead suspect has been identified as Micah Johnson, a 25-year-old black male with no criminal history. Information provided during the investigation indicates that Johnson was an Army veteran and identified by others as a loner. Johnson’s Facebook account included the following names and information: Fahed Hassen, Richard GRIFFIN aka Professor Griff, GRIFFIN embraces a radical form of Afrocentrism and GRIFFIN wrote a book “A Warriors Tapestry.”
During the search of the Johnson’s home, detectives found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics. Detectives are in the process of analyzing the information found in the journal.
Additionally, DPD said that 25-year-old Brandon Waller was arrested for unrelated weapons charges at the scene Thursday.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call investigators at 214-671-3584.
“We are so thankful for the overwhelming prayers, support, love, and donations from everyone. Please continue to keep the families of the officers in your thoughts and prayers. Out of respect for the families of the fallen and injured officers, the Dallas Police Department is waiting to officially release their names pending approval from the family members.” the release said.