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Man arrested after 2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting

Man arrested after 2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting

Police in Dallas arrested a person of interest in a shooting that critically injured two police officers Tuesday.

The mayor, along with Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall, also briefed the media on the incident, saying an investigation was underway to find the suspect, identified as Armando Juarez.

Meanwhile, Dallas police say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting that happened about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at a Home Depot store in northern Dallas.

According to officials, both Dallas Police officers were critically wounded, the Dallas Police Department confirms that a civilian who worked at Home Depot as a loss prevention officer was also struck.

Juarez was taken into custody on Tuesday night. A civilian was also shot and the incident sparked a manhunt, police said.

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Dallas Police Department said Juarez was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts and was possibly armed with two handguns.Though Dallas Police Department initially believed that Juarez fled from the store on foot, security footage showed him leaving with a passenger in a white pick-up truck, which was later shared by the authorities on their official Twitter account.

"We're asking you to continue praying for our officers", Hall said.

The two officers who responded to the call were wounded, Hall said. No further details regarding the case were released.

Gov. Greg Abbott offered his "thoughts and prayers" in a tweet, saying, "Texas honors all the men and women who protect and serve our communities, and justice will be served".

In 2016, five Dallas law enforcement officers were shot and killed and seven more injured after they were ambushed by 25-year-old former Army reservist Micah Xavier Johnson.