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Two Dallas Cops Shot at Home Depot, Civilian Wounded – Suspect in Custody

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The Dallas Police Department reported that two police officers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer have been seriously wounded in a shooting. Local media reports the shooting occurred at a Home Depot parking lot on the city’s northeast side. The suspect is in police custody.

All times are Central Daylight Time:

Update 6:30 a.m.: ABC News shows additional video of police chase:

Update 6:00 a.m., Wednesday: Dallas police perp-walk accused police-shooter Armando Luis Juarez by waiting reporters. Investigators reportedly questioned the suspect overnight.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall tells reporters that Armando Luis Juarez has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. She confirmed the suspect also had a felony arrest warrant for theft. She thanked her officers for “an outstanding job.”

Hall said Juarez was taken into custody along with a female passenger.

UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: Fox4 Dallas’ Steve Eagar tweeted that Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said all three shooting victims were out of surgery and “need your continued prayers.”

UPDATE 10:10 p.m.:  WFAA ABC8 reports that the person of interest, Armando Juarez, fired shots at police officers during the high-speed pursuit that led to his eventual capture. The chase ended near Dallas Love Field after Juarez allegedly drove through numerous yards.

The Dallas ABC affiliate reported that the two Dallas officers arrived at the Home Depot at about 4 p.m. The officers reportedly responded to a call to assist an off-duty Dallas police officer who was attempting to arrest a suspect. When the officers arrived, the suspect reportedly pulled a handgun and fired shots, striking the two officers and a Home Depot civilian loss prevention officer.

The local news outlet reported that the 27-year-old male police officer is being kept alive until his mother can arrive at the hospital. The female officer is reported to be in stable condition after being shot in the face. No word has been given on the status or condition of the loss prevention officer.

UPDATE 10:00 p.m.:  Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall took to police radio to thank her officers following the apprehension of the person of interest in the shooting of two Dallas police officers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer, CBSDFW reported. “Base to all units. Excellent work, excellent work. Thank everybody for their diligence in the matter. Appreciate you very much. And we’re still praying for our brother and sister,” Hall said.

UPDATE 9:50 p.m:  Helicopter video shows final moments of a police chase where the person of interest, Armando Juarez, was reportedly taken into custody.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: NBCDFW tweeted that Dallas police officers say the “person of interest” in today’s officer-involved shooting is now in custody.

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Multiple news outlets are reporting that a high-speed chase with a vehicle matching the description of the person of interest, Armando Juarez, has ended and that he may be in custody.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: NBCDFW tweeted a video showing officers speeding away from the hospital. 

UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: WFAA reports that the person of interest, Armando Juarez, was arrested late last year for stealing a car. He reportedly pleaded guilty and then missed a sentencing hearing in February.

The ABC affiliate reports the female officer is in stable condition. Doctors are reportedly performing surgery to remove bullet fragments from the woman’s face. He was reportedly facing two years of deferred adjudication because of his status as a first-time offender, the outlet reported.

UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: Dallas police officials tweeted information about the person of interest and his vehicle. Police want to talk with him about the “Attempted Captial Murder of two police officers.

UPDATE 7:50 p.m.:  NBCDFW interviewed the grandmother of the person of interest in the police shooting. She said her family “backs the blue” and that she was shocked to learn a member of her family might have done this.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall asks for prayers for their officers and their families during a live press conference. She said that Juarez is currently a “person of interest.” She said the person of interest left the scene in a white pickup truck. Hall asked for the public’s assistance in locating Juarez. The civilian who was wounded is described as a loss prevention officer.

An off-duty officer working at Home Depot called Dallas police for assistance in making an arrest, Hall said. The officers arrived to assist in the arrest. Shortly after a call came out for officers being shot.  

Hall says that they believe Juarez is armed at this time.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters, “I continue to be upset at the lack of respect for our police in this city and this country.”

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: Fox 4 captured video of police taking off to check out a possible suspect location.

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: Multiple news outlets are reporting law enforcement sources are now calling 29-year-old Armando Juarez a suspect in the shooting of the two Dallas police officers and the civilian.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: WFAA reports the two officers were on the scene to serve a warrant.

UPDATE 7:25 p.m.: Aerial coverage of the scene from WFAA in Dallas:


UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: WFAA reports that the male officer who was shot in the head is being kept alive at the hospital until his mother can arrive.

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ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:

An unknown gunman shot one of the Dallas police officers, a male, in the back of the head, CBSDFW reported. The gunman turned his weapon on the officer’s female partner and shot her in the face, a source close to the investigation told the local CBS affiliate.

One of the officers had to be resuscitated, the news outlet stated. Both officers have been transported to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for treatment.

Fox 4 News in Dallas reports that dozens of police officers are searching for a suspect in the area behind the Home Depot.

NBCDFW reports that police officers are circulating a photo of 29-year-old Armando Juarez. Officials told the NBC affiliate they want to talk to Juarez about the shooting. He has not been named as a suspect.

WFAA in Dallas is reporting that the shooting victims are two Dallas police officers and a security guard.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted his prayers and support for the Dallas officers.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGAB, and Facebook.

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. The article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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