Man arrested after shooting injures 2 Dallas officers, store employee

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The shooting occurred about 4-15 p.m. on Tuesday as officers were escorting a man from the Home Depot in northern Dallas.

Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday outside a home improvement store, authorities said.

Police say Juarez was driving a white pickup truck.

According to Dallas County court records, a 29-year-old Dallas man Armando Juarez pleaded guilty of stealing a auto last November.

The Dallas Police Department confirmed two officers and a civilian loss prevention officer, who worked at the store, were shot. He allegedly led police on a chase in downtown Dallas, where he was taken into custody near the 3700 block of Versailles Avenue Tuesday night.

A woman was also taken into custody, Hall said.

Police had launched a manhunt for Armando Luis Juárez, 29, earlier on Tuesday. Armored police vehicles were seen driving toward the Home Depot on USA 7, and officers could be seen searching the surrounding area for the suspect.

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

The city did not intend at this time to release the names of the officers or their medical status at the hospital because that would be inconsiderate to the families, the mayor said.

The male officer, 27, who was shot in the head, was being kept alive until his mother arrived at the hospital, sources told WFAA.

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

The female officer was shot in the face and remains in critical condition, according to a local media source.

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

The chief asked for people to keep the officers, their families and department in their prayers.

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