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Father Of Dallas Shooter: 'I Hate What He Did.'

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Christopher Connelly
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KERA News
Police officers at Thanksgiving Square during an interfaith prayer service Friday to honor victims of Thursday night's shooting.

The parents of Dallas shooter Micah Johnson say they are surprised by his violent rampage and note he returned from an Army deployment to Afghanistan a changed man.

Johnson's father, James Johnson, said in an interview posted on TheBlaze website Monday that he "didn't see it coming." Through tears, Johnson says: "I hate what he did."

Micah Johnson, a black 25-year-old from Mesquite, Texas, targeted white officers in Thursday's attack, fatally shooting five and wounding more.

His mother, Delphine Johnson, says that as a child her son wanted to join the police, but that after serving six years in the Army Reserves, he became a "hermit."

The family says Micah Johnson never showed signs of hatred for certain groups of people, but that he hated "injustice."

The Associated Press provided this story.