Two Police Officers, Civilian Shot at Dallas Home Depot

Two Police Officers, Civilian Shot at Dallas Home Depot

A civilian loss prevention officer and two Dallas police officers were shot at a Home Depot in the Texas city.

[UPDATE: April 25, 2018 10:30 a.m.]

Officer Rogelio Santander has died as a result of the gunshot wound sustained during the incident. He is the first officer to be killed in the line of duty since the 2016 ambush.

The original story is posted below.

Two police officers and a civilian loss prevention officer were critically wounded at a Home Depot in Dallas, Texas when police attempted to arrest the suspect for theft.

The police officers were called to the home improvement store around 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon by a off-duty officer who was attempting to arrest the suspect. When the two police officers arrived, the suspect "produced a hand gun and fired shots" striking the two officers and the civilian loss prevention officer.

The officers were critically wounded, both sustaining gunshot wounds to the head. They have been identified as Crystal Almeida and Rogelio Santander. Both have been with the Northeast Division of the Dallas Police Department for three years.

The loss prevention officer at the store, was also shot in the incident, but the identity and nature of their condition has not yet been released.

The person of interest was identified as 29-year-old Armando Juarez at a press conference. He was taken into custody after a police chase that ended off Lemmon Ave near Dallas Love Field about 9 p.m. 

Juarez has been chased with aggravated assault of a public servant, aggravated assault in retaliation and theft of property up to $32,000. His bond has been set at just over $1 million.

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