Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed that the Dallas Shooter, Micah Johnson, had plans to carry out a much larger attack. Brown told CNN that an investigation of the shooters home revealed bomb-making materials and a journal that indicates he was planning an attack that, according to Brown, would have “devastating effects” on Dallas. Brown also stated that the shooter used blood to scrawl the initials “RB” and several other messages on the walls of the parking garage he was killed in before his death.
Brown states that the journal found in Johnson’s home is extremely hard to decipher and is still being reviewed by authorities. The shooter “obviously had some delusion. There was quite a bit of rambling in the journal that’s hard to decipher.” said Brown. Mixed in among the rambling passages were plans to carry out bombing attacks and writing that leads authorities to believe he had been practicing detonations. However, he states that the suspects motive was clear:
“We’re convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to target law enforcement — make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement’s efforts to punish people of color,”
Prior to his death the shooter wrote lettering in blood on the walls of the parking garage where he was captured. Police believe he was wounded on his way up the stairwell which is where they first saw the lettering. The initials “RB” were written in several places in the parking garage. Police are still attempting to determine the significance of the initials.
Brown also wanted to make it clear that, despite recent events, the Dallas police department is still dedicated to protecting and serving the community.
“We’re sworn to protect you and your right to protest, and we’ll give our lives for it,”