On April 24th, the Dallas Police Department received a call around 4:12 P.M. An off-duty officer was requesting assistance in making an arrest, so two officers were dispatched to the scene. As police arrived at Home Depot, the suspect began shooting. The loss-prevention officer for Home Depot was shot, and the two Dallas Police officers were also critically wounded. All three victims were transported to the hospital by Dallas Fire-Rescue responders.
Police released photographs of a person of interest and his vehicle. Investigators found the suspect had fled the area and was driving a white truck.
Mike Rawlings, the Mayor of Dallas, has expressed his thoughts. He stated, “I continue to be upset at the lack of respect of our police in this city and in our country.”
Once the officers were out of surgery, the Dallas Police Department identified the wounded as Officer Crystal Almeida and Officer Rogelio Santander. Early reports suggested that one officer may have perished in the incident, but Dallas Police cleared up any confusion during a press conference.
Late Tuesday night, Chief U. Renee Hall held a news conference to confirm to the press that the suspect had been arrested. Dallas police arrested Armando Juarez after searching for hours and then chasing the suspect from the southeast side to the northwest side of Dallas. The suspect already had an outstanding warrant for felony theft, and he is now facing multiple counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. Police also detained a female passenger that was in the car with the suspect.