Johnson was a resident of the Dallas area, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the case. He was a member of the US army and had no known criminal history or links to terror groups, according to government sources.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the fatal shootings on Friday, calling it an “unfathomable tragedy.” Lynch assured that the Department of Justice was “on the scene” working closely with state and local counterparts to assist with the investigation.
“This has been a week of profound grief and heartbreaking loss,” the attorney general said, adding: “To all Americans, I ask you, I implore you, do not let this week precipitate a new normal in this country.
“Let us support one another. Let us help heal one another.”
Earlier Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed the suspect in the deadly shootings was killed with a robotic explosive after negotiations broke down.