Micah Xavier Johnson is a killer. He murdered 5 police officers in Dallas. His motive? He wanted to kill white police officers. Johnson’s parents recently sat down with The Blaze’s Lawrence Jones. Johnson’s father, mother, and stepmother met with Jones at the mother’s Mesquite, Texas, home. The same home where investigators found rifles, ammunition, bomb-making materials, and a journal of military combat tactics.
Johnson’s mother recalled how he wanted to be a police officer when he was a kid. Then in later years, he was excited about joining the Army. She said that Johnson loved his country and wanted to protect it. He spent 6 years in the Army which included a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. His parents indicated that his behavior changed dramatically since his discharge from the army. They described their once outgoing son as a “hermit.” They said that Johnson’s idealism had faded away over time as he became resentful toward the government.
Young Conservatives reports:
The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas, identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, displayed a noticeable change in behavior after being discharged from the U.S. Army in 2015, the shooter’s parents told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview set to air later this week.
After refusing to speak to the media, the family reached out personally to TheBlaze’s Lawrence Jones after seeing him on television. On Sunday, Jones sat down with Johnson’s parents and stepmother at the mother’s Mesquite, Texas, home where investigators said they found rifles, ammunition, “bomb-making materials” and a journal of combat tactics.
Delphine Johnson, the gunman’s mother, said she watched her son transform from a fun-loving extrovert into a “hermit” after his military service, which spanned roughly six years and included a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan. While the parents couldn’t recall their son mentioning any particular incident that may have been traumatic during his time as a U.S. Army reservist, they agreed something had changed.