His parents look really hurt by the actions of their son, Micah Johnson.
Micah Johnson, the gunman who killed five police officers in the July 7 shooting in Dallas, turned into a “hermit” after he was discharged from the United States Army in 2015, according to his parents.
The shooter’s mother, father and stepmother opened up for the first time since the ambush in an emotional new interview with The Blaze on Sunday, July 10. The family sat down at Micah’s mom Delphine Johnson’s home in Mesquite, Texas, where officials reportedly found rifles, ammunition, explosive materials and a journal filled with combat strategies.
According to Delphine, Micah always dreamed of becoming a police officer growing up, but later became “gung-ho” about joining the military.
“He loved his country,” she said on Sunday. “He wanted to protect his country.”
Micah served as a reservist in the U.S. Army for approximately six years, including a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan. However, his behavior noticeably changed after he was discharged in 2015, his parents say.