Was There a SECOND Shooter in the Dallas Ambush?
July 12, 2016
TRUNEWS has learned that both Dallas Police Department radio chatter and a local TV station identified a possible second shooter in the ambush on police on June 7th.
In audio obtained from online police scanner website Broadcastify.com, about 4 and half minutes into the attack, police chatter identifies the following conversation:
At 4:25 in the audio
“We’ve got a suspect down. I’ve got a couple squad cars with me.”
“Hey guys, that was the suspect.”
Then, at 4:48 in the audio
“We’ve one more shooter out here. We have two enroute to Baylor hospital.”
At 5:38 in the audio
“Unit 340. Is there CFR set up somewhere. This guy is Oh-Six, I’m taking him to the hospital.”
Note that these conversations are taking place, BEFORE a (second) shooter was identified in El Centro College, long before the police robot was sent in to disable the shooter, later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson.
Adding to the possibility of a second (unidentified) shooter, is audio from KDFW Fox 4 TV identifying at 10PM, that a photographer for the station had been told by a Dallas police office that:
“they were negotiating with a second suspect; they are negotiating with a second suspected shooter.”
Also, at 10:45 PM the night of the shooting, WHNT TV 19 in Dallas reported on a press conference by Police Chief David Brown where he said the following:
The Dallas police chief says it appears two snipers shot 10 police officers during protests, and three of the officers are dead.
Later that evening, at 12:50 AM on the morning of the 8th, the same report stated:
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says three people are in custody after snipers opened fire on police officers during protests and says a fourth person is exchanging gunfire with officers.
Brown said at an early Friday morning news conference that authorities are negotiating with a suspect in a downtown parking garage who has been exchanging gunfire with officials.
The chief says the suspect is not cooperating and has told negotiators he intends to hurt more law enforcement officials.
As in many of these high-profile events, the information received early on the media process is usually closer to the truth than the re-examination and re-publishing of reports.
Is it possible that there was more than one shooter in Dallas that fateful Thursday night?
Who is the first shooter being identified in the police radio chatter?
Why did police tell media they were negotiating with a second shooter?
Who were the two men and one woman detained by police immediately after the shooting occurred?
The man who has been scripted to be the only shooter in the attack that killed five police officers during a protest in downtown Dallas on Thursday has been identified by law enforcement sources as Micah Xavier Johnson. Johnson was killed in a standoff with police when negotiations failed and a robot-placed explosive device was detonated near him.
What do we know about Micah Xavier Johnson?
According to a law enforcement source who spoke to the Los Angeles Times, he was a 25-year-old Dallas resident.
Dallas police chief David Brown said that during the standoff in which he was killed, the “[t]he suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.” He also said the police would find planted explosive devices, and he “expressed anger about Black Lives Matter” during the standoff, though it was unclear what was meant by that last statement.
“Authorities believe Johnson belonged to an informal gun club and took copious amounts of target practice, according to a law enforcement official.”
CNN and the Daily Beast reported that Johnson was a military veteran. He also attended a gym that offered martial arts and weapons classes:
A U.S. defense official told The Daily Beast that Johnson served as a corporal in the Army Reserve as part of the 284th Engineering Company out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He previously deployed to Afghanistan.
Johnson formerly attended the “self-defense and personal protection” gym Academy of Combat Warrior Arts in Richardson and Fort Worth, Texas, gym owner and CEO Justin Everman told The Daily Beast. The gym’s Twitter account says it provides “reality based training for today’s Urban environment.”
Along with more traditional martial arts classes, the gym also teaches seminars in “Urban Everyday Carry and Improvised Weapons” and “Weapons Defense.” Everman said many of the gym’s members are police officers and stressed that “we have completely no affiliation with him whatsoever.”
Johnson served in Afghanistan from November 2013 to July 2014 with the 420th Engineer Brigade and was an Army reservist for six years until April 2015.
His Facebook profile photo on a since-deleted account showed him wearing an African dashiki and giving a black power salute.
Facebook group “Black Panther Party Mississippi” and liked pages for black nationalist groups like The New Black Panther Party, the Black Riders Liberation Party, and the African American Defense League.
On Wednesday, his sister Nicole Johnson posted a message on Facebook criticizing police and suggesting that
“I for one think these cops need to get a taste of the life we now fear.”
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