Nearly a week after Micah Xavier Johnson murdered five police officers in Dallas, the shooter’s family issued a heartfelt message to the American public.
Speaking to TheBlaze’s Lawrence Jones in an exclusive interview, Johnson’s mother, father and stepmother called for love, peace and unity among different races and law enforcement.
“We gotta get things right,” the shooter’s mother, Delphine Johnson, said. “If we are all created equal, then let’s be equal. The violence, all that’s got to stop. Everyone matters. Everyone is important.”
She also addressed the families of the fallen officers directly, apologizing for their profound loss.
“I know you’re grieving, I know your pain. I’m sorry,” the mother said.
At another point in the interview, Johnson proclaimed the lives of police "matter" just as much as anyone else.
Watch the full interview with the Johnson family only on TheBlaze TV.
After Johnson killed five cops and wounded several others, police killed the gunman using a robot armed with a bomb during an armed standoff in a parking garage.
The Dallas Police Department said Johnson claimed he wanted to kill white cops as revenge for recent police-involved killings in Minnesota and Louisiana.
The July 7, 2016, shooting was the deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement since 9/11.