2 officers, 1 civilian shot in Texas

2 officers, 1 civilian shot in Texas

According to the AP, the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. outside a Home Depot store on U.S. Highway 75 in northern Dallas.

A suspect is in custody after two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store.

Police finally tracked Juarez down, arresting him and an unidentified female passenger.

The person of interest was identified as 29-year-old Armando Juarez, Hall said.

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Both officers and the civilian were said to be in critical condition Tuesday evening. He was taken into custody shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday after a lengthy auto chase involving officers of various law enforcement agencies.

Hall did not release their names or an update on their conditions when speaking to the media out of respect for the families, she said.

The two responding officers arrived, and a suspect "produced a hand gun and fire shots striking" the two officers and the civilian loss prevention officer.

Officers said they arrested Juarez Tuesday night after a short police chase. One employee said he saw two officers on the ground and wounded.

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

The male officer, who was shot in the back of the head, has succumbed to his injuries, according to a local NBC affiliate.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announced on Twitter that it was responding to the shooting to help with the investigation.

"It sobers us to appreciate what officers stroll into day in and day trip and the way rapidly they'll grow to be victims", Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings mentioned in the course of the information convention.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent "thoughts and prayers" to the officers in a tweet.

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