A Dallas police officer who was killed in a Texas church massacre last week has been identified as a brother of the suspect in the shooting.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the brother of 27-year-old James Boyd had an ongoing “relationship” with the suspect, who was also killed by police.
Police identified Boyd’s brother, who had not been identified, as 37-year old David D. Boyd, a former member of the military.
He had been in prison since being convicted of a felony gun charge in 2012.
David Boyd is believed to have served with the Army during the war in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.
The Associated Press said David Boyd was arrested in Texas in 2014 after being arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a Fort Hood soldier.
The suspect in Sunday’s attack, identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, was killed during a standoff with police, but the FBI said it did not have enough evidence to bring charges against him.
Johnson, who lived in Dallas, was believed to be armed with a shotgun.
The police chief of nearby Fort Worth said he did not believe Johnson had a weapon.