DALLAS (AP) - A friend of a man suspected in the deadly attack on Dallas police officers says his friend was educated and "wasn't really political."
Israel Cooper says 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson "wasn't one of those, 'ah man, white cops, blacks cops, you know'" kind of people.
A Texas law enforcement official identified Johnson to The Associated Press as a suspect who was killed by police with a robot-delivered bomb. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information.
Cooper says he played basketball with Johnson dozens of times near Johnson's suburban Dallas house. He says the last time he saw Johnson was a about week ago and that Johnson was "cool" with a "good vibe."
Cooper says when he heard Johnson was a suspect he couldn't believe it because Johnson wasn't "a violent or rough dude."