Incident Summary:

07/07/2016: An assailant opened fire on police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas, United States. Five police officers were killed and nine people, including officers and civilians, were injured in the attack. The assailant was killed during a standoff with police forces following the shooting. Micah Xavier Johnson claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he "wanted to kill white people."



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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Dallas Police Department
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
An SKS rifle, a Glock 19 Gen4 pistol, and a Fraser .25-caliber handgun were used in the attack
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information A group by the name of Black Power Political Organisation claimed responsibility for the incident on Facebook; however, authorities asserted that Micah Xavier Johnson was not part of a larger organization.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-White extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 6
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 9
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Micah Johnson, Gunman in Dallas, Honed Military Skills to a Deadly Conclusion," The New York Times, July 9, 2016.
"Who were the slain officers?," CNN, July 8, 2016.
"'Dallas shooter had planned a larger attack'," Hindustan Times, July 11, 2016.