Authorities say two Dallas police officers were escorting a man from a home improvement store when he shot them and a store LP associate. The shooting occurred Tuesday at a Home Depot in northern Dallas. Police Chief U. Renee Hall says the two officers and the store loss prevention associate underwent surgery for their injuries. She did not provide further details but asked for continued prayers for their recovery.
Police have arrested 29-year-old Armando Luis Juarez on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and felony theft. He was taken into custody following a car chase hours after the afternoon shooting. The two police officers were called to the store to help an off-duty officer with removing the man from the store. One of the officers died and the other is in critical condition in the hospital. Loss prevention associate Scott Painter, who recently moved to Dallas from Spokane, was also shot. He is also listed in critical condition, but Chief Hall said the department is “optimistic” about what they are seeing with Painter and the other officer. [Source: Fox28 News]