The parent’s of Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson broke their silence by reaching out to The Blaze’s Lawrence Jones for an exclusive interview.
Jones met with Johnson’s mother, father and stepmother on Sunday in Mesquite, Texas where police said they found a trove of ammunition, weapons and bomb making material.
“I don’t know what to say to anybody to make anything better. I didn’t see it coming,” his father James Johnson told The Blaze through tears.
“I love my son with all my heart. I hate what he did.”
Remarkably, the gunman’s mother, Delphine Johnson, said her son grew up wanting to be a police officer, but he changed from a happy extrovert to a “hermit” after serving in the military for six years, which included a seven month tour of Afghanistan.
“He loved his country,” she told The Blaze. “He wanted to protect his country.”
Over time she said his excitement over joining the military turned into resentment at the government.
“The military was not what Micah thought it would be,” she 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.”
His father said it was then that Johnson started studying black history but, the family said, they didn’t see any signs that he hated white people, including his white stepmother Donna.
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