On Friday morning we learned that the gunman who murdered five police officers and injured seven more along with two civilians in Dallas on Thursday night has been identified as U.S. Army Veteran Micah X. Johnson, who was actually killed himself.
But in the moments following the shooting spree, police wrongfully identified a man named Mark Hughes on national television just because he was spotted walking through Dallas with what they thought was an assault rifle.
Hughes told a local reporter that police lied about witnesses who said he was shooting before they eventually declared him an innocent bystander following a 30-minute interrogation.
"I can't believe it," he said as reported by the Daily Mail. "In hindsight, with 20/20 I could easily have been shot."
Watch him explain the horror of being wrongfully accused of the gruesome incident below.
Despite him being cleared of any wrongdoing, Dallas Police still haven't removed a photo of Hughes on its official Twitter account as of Friday afternoon.
That's terrible. They need to remove that photo now.
(Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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