The Army says Micah Xavier Johnson, named as a Dallas shooting suspect, had was an enlisted soldier, according to the Associated Press, noting that he served in Afghanistan.
A sniper in Dallas, Texas, shot 12 police officers Thursday night during protests against police violence — killing five of them.
Two civilians also were wounded in the attack.
Texas law enforcement officials have identified the slain suspect as Micah Johnson, 25, according to reports.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the sniper fired “ambush-style” upon the officers.
Police would not confirm during a Friday morning news conference if other suspects are in custody or being sought.
Video from the scene showed protesters marching along a street in downtown Dallas Thursday night when gunfire erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.
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