2016 shooting of Dallas police officers

multiple murder by Micah Xavier Johnson during protest rally

The 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers was an incident in which five police officers were killed by a man with a gun in Dallas, Texas. Six other officers and a civilian were also injured.[1]

Earlier in the week, two black men were killed by police: one in Louisiana, another in Minnesota. In Dallas on July 7, people protested against police brutality. The protest was not violent.[source?] But just before 9 p.m. (Central time) while the protest was ending, Micah Xavier Johnson began shooting police officers. A suspicious package was found near the area.[2]

President Barack Obama spoke against the attacks, saying the shootings were a "vicious, calculated, despicable attack" and a "tremendous tragedy."[3]


  1. "Five Officers Killed, Seven Others Wounded". Independent. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  2. Osborne, Ryan; Boyd, Deanna. "5 Officers Killed, Others Wounded". Star-Telegram. Retrieved Jul 8, 2016.
  3. "Dallas sniper worked alone, had bomb-making material, police say". ABC News. Retrieved Jul 8, 2016.