Micah Xavier Johnson: Parents Of Dallas Shooter Finally Speak Out
Dallas shooter Micah Xavier Johnson’s parents finally broke their silence to reveal more about their troubled son.Advertisement
The gunman is known for killing five police officers in Dallas. The young Army veteran began projecting noticeable change in behavior since his discharge from the U.S. Army in 2015. More revelations come forward as the shooter’s parents sat with TheBlaze for an exclusive interview that would air later this week.
After the incident, Micah Xavier Johnson’s family had been eluding the media. However, they agreed to an interview after they saw TheBlaze’s Lawrence Jones on television.
It was last Sunday when Jones sat down with the gunman’s parents at their Mesquite, Texas, home. This is the same house where investigators discovered rifles, ammunition, “bomb-making materials,” and a journal of combat tactics.
The Dallas shooter’s mother, Delphine Johnson, said she observed her son transform into a “hermit” from being a fun-loving extrovert after his military service.
His military service went roughly for six years, within which he was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months. The parents couldn’t remember whether their son talked about a particular event that may have been traumatic during his time as a U.S. Army reservist.
However, according to them something had changed.
In the interview, the family noted that their child wanted to become a police officer when he was growing up. His mother recalled that he later became enthusiastic about enlisting in the military.
Bet reports that the Dallas gunman was discharged from the U.S. Army when he was caught stealing the underwear of a female corporal, who filed a sexual harassment complaint. It was revealed that the corporal was worried about her safety. She made a request that Johnson must be ordered to stay away from her, and that he needed mental health treatment.
His mother said he loved his country a lot. His love was so intense he wanted to protect it.
“The military was not what Micah thought it would be,” Delphine said.
“He was very disappointed, very disappointed. But it may be that the ideal that he thought of our government, what he thought the military represented, it just didn’t live up to his expectations.”
The above statement clearly showed that Micah Xavier Johnson’s idealism was gradually fading away with time. It was replaced by complete dismay and extreme hatred toward the government.