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