Dallas police make arrest following shooting of two officers

Dallas police arrested 29-year-old Armando Juarez, a person of interest in a shooting that left two officers critically injured, following a brief chase Tuesday. Photo by Dallas Police Department/Twitter

April 24 (UPI) — Police in Dallas arrested a person of interest in a shooting that critically injured two police officers Tuesday.

Armando Juarez, 29, was arrested by Dallas police following a brief chase and was taken into custody at about 9 p.m., WFAA-TV in Dallas reported.

“Mr. Armando Juarez was arrested — he is facing multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. He had an outstanding warrant for felony theft as well. Going forward, we will make sure this individual is questioned and taken to Lew Sterrit jail for processing,” Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said at a press conference Tuesday night.

The Dallas Police Department confirmed two officers and a civilian loss prevention officer, who worked at the store, were shot. The two officers were helping an off-duty officer serve a warrant at a Home Depot, when they were shot by the suspect.

A male officer, 27, was shot in the head, and a female officer was shot in the face. The condition of the civilian, a Home Depot employee, was unknown.

More than a dozen police cars and a police search dog were on the scene and searching for the suspect.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms also tweeted it was responding to the incident.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted condolences to the victims following the shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with [Dallas Police Department] and the two officers shot and critically wounded. Texas honors all the men and women who protect and serve our communities, and justice will be served,” he wrote.


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