Bogus 911 caller surrenders to Dallas police

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Posted on July 28, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 29 at 2:34 AM

DALLAS — Dallas police say a man who made the bogus 911 call that led to a fatal police shooting incident on Tuesday has turned himself in.

Keenan Johnson, 26, surrendered on Saturday afternoon and was charged with making a false report. He is jailed on a $2,500 bond.

Johnson told police he had been viciously beaten by James Harper and another individual, and investigators believe Johnson made the 911 call in retaliation for the assault.

Harper was shot and killed Tuesday after a foot chase with a Dallas police officer who responded to the emergency call. The caller told dispatchers he saw someone being kidnapped at the address in the 5300 block of Borquin Street.

According to police, Johnson had  injuries consistent with a violent assault, although he did not report the incident when it happened.

The Dallas County District Attorney's office will review the evidence to determine if Johnson will face any additional charges.

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