Suspect arrested after he shot and wounded Dallas police officers

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The officers were transported by the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. State, local and federal law enforcement agencies responded to the scene. The two officers were called to the Home Depot at 4:12 p.m. When they arrived, they received a call from another, off-duty officer , not the Home Depot employee , asking for assistance with an arrest. Somehow during the arrest, the suspect was able to shoot the three and flee.

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The scene of the shooting

A massive search from police helicopters the air and on the ground followed after witnesses reported the shooter fled on foot and may be hiding in a nearby creek. Records on security camera video proved the suspect took off in a pickup truck. The store was evacuated and workers were sent home for the day. After a five-hour manhunt the suspect was arrested. He was identified as Armando Luis Juarez, 29, who faces multiple charges of aggravated assault on a police officer in the shootings at the Lake Highlands store. According to Dallas County criminal records, Juarez has a prior arrest for possession of cocaine.  The pursuit ended near Love Field about 9:15 p.m., and a woman with Juarez was also taken into custody. The three victims were taken to Texas Health Presbyterian of Dallas, where they underwent surgery. “Once again Dallas is at the precipice, looking into the hell of heartbreak as our police department was attacked this afternoon,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at the news conference.

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