A man police called a “person of interest” in the sniper shootings of 11 police officers in Dallas has turned himself in and appears to have had no role in the attack.

While police still say he is a “person of interest,” his family and others quickly took to social media and local news stations to say the man was not involved. A man who said he is the brother of the man seen in the photos told CBS DFW the man was not the shooter. He has been identified on Twitter as Mark Hughes, the brother of the protest’s organizer.

The man’s family said he was carrying the rifle, which is legal in Texas, to exercise his Second Amendment rights, but is not one of the shooters.


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