DALLAS, TEXAS — Two police officers and a Home Depot loss prevention employee were shot by a suspect identified as 29-year-old Armando Juarez.
The two officers were critically wounded, and the condition of the employee is unknown.
“We were just checking out people until we started hearing people like ‘There’s a shooting. They’re shooting,'” said witness Mercedes Goledo. “From there, they were just telling us to get out the building. Get out the building. But then they found out that he had went outside.”
News came not long ago that the suspect has been captured after a brief chase.
We have also learned that two officers, one male and one female, were shot. The male officer was shot in the back of the head and the female officer was shot in the face. Both are in the hospital and in critical condition.
The condition of the employee who was shot has not been released.
If you are in the Dallas area and believe you have seen Juarez, keep a safe distance and dial 911 immediately. Let’s hope that he is brought to justice swiftly.
Police say he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts. Police are looking for a white work truck they say he may have gotten into.
Employees of the store told reporters that the incident began with shoplifting and escalated from there. No further details were made available.
Updated: This article has been updated to include the information that the suspect was captured, and the condition of the officers and employee.