2 Dallas officers shot at and critically wounded in shooting at Home Depot; suspect arrested
Dallas Police Department Chief U. Renee Hall said that a store loss-prevention officer was also shot in the incident, which occurred in northern Dallas.
Two police officers from Dallas were shot and critically wounded during a shooting at a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. Dallas Police Department Chief U. Renee Hall said that a store loss-prevention officer was also shot in the incident, which occurred in northern Dallas.
The officers launched a car chase in an attempt to nab the suspect and arrested him along with a female passenger riding with him in the vehicle. Reports state that state, local and federal authorities assisted in the manhunt to arrest the suspect.
The authorities initially launched a massive search from police helicopters after witnesses claimed that the shooter fled on foot and could be hiding in a nearby creek. However, when the authorities reviewed the security camera video near the Depot, they found out that he had fled in a white pickup truck and that was when the car chase was initiated.
Hall, during a press conference on Tuesday night, said that the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Armando Juarez, is facing multiple counts of aggravated assaults on a police officer, according to CBS News.
The authorities also announced that all the three victims wounded in the shooting were out of surgery. "We're asking you to continue praying for our officers," Hall added.
Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings, held a news conference and said: "Our police department was attacked this afternoon. I continue to be upset at the lack of respect for our police in this city and this country."
CBS DFW reported that during the shooting, a male police officer was shot in the back of the head, while a female officer was shot in the face. An employee of the Dallas Home Depot, Mercedes Espinosa, said: "The officers got him and they started doing the shots it was about seven shots that we heard. I've seen two officers down surrounded in a puddle of blood."
Dallas police, earlier on Tuesday, asked people to pray for their officers as they battle for their lives.