Micah Johnson’s Family Speaks Out For First Time -blogged by @Lexxthatsall

Five police officers were shot by an alleged sniper in Dallas, Texas last Thursday. Now the parents of the alleged shooter, Micah Johnson, are speaking out.

Sunday Johnson’s father, mother, and stepmother sat down with the Blaze in a raw and emotional interview.

James Johnson, the father of Micah, voiced shock in his son’s actions. “I don’t know what to say to anybody to make anything better, I didn’t see it coming,” James said as he began to break down. “I love my son with all my heart. I hate what he did,” he continued.

Micah’s mother, Delphine, revealed that her son had always dreamed of being a police officer as a child, before he eventually set his eyes on joining the military. “He loved his country,” she stated. “He wanted to protect his country.”

According to Delphine, her son changed drastically after returning home from deployment in Afghanistan. Micah had been discharged from the Army after having sexual harassment claims brought against him by a female soldier. “The military was not what Micah thought it would be,” she said. “He was very disappointed, very disappointed. But it may be that the ideal that he thought of our government, of what he thought the military represented, it just didn’t live up to his expectations.”

The former soldier was killed by officers in Dallas who detonated a bomb being carried by a robot after the shootings. According to authorities, the alleged shooter confessed to the killings of the officers, stating that he wanted to avenge the police-involved deaths of #PhilandoCastille and #AltonSterling.

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