It’s now being reported that a desperate manhunt is now underway for a person of interest in the North Dallas s******g last night that left one police officer d**d, another in critical condition, and an injured civilian at a Home Depot.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said in a press conference Tuesday night that all this tragedy began when 911 dispatchers received a call to go to the Home Depot shortly after 4:12 p.m. yesterday afternoon. After the responding officers arrived, a subsequent call for assistance was made after the s******g began. By the time the second call came in one Dallas Police officer was mortally wounded as he was shot in the back of the head and the other, female officer, was critically injured as she was shot in the face.
The Dallas Police Department posted on Twitter shortly after the s******g that a civilian who is a loss prevention officer for Home Depot was also shot but that his or her condition is unknown at this time.
Authorities have identified a person of interest. A Hispanic 29-year-old male by the name of Armando Juarez who is said to have possibly left the Home Depot parking lot in a white pickup truck. Juarez is to be considered armed and dangerous although it’s not clear where or how he got the g*n which he allegedly used to shoot all three of the victims.
Authorities asked for prayers for officers, their families, and the police department and also confirmed that The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was also responding to the s******g scene.
BREAKING: ATF is responding to the scene of a officer involved s******g at Home Depot in North Dallas, Texas. pic.twitter.com/inpxJQkncd
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) April 24, 2018
This is the deadliest encounter Dallas police has had since the fatal ambush s******g which left five police officers d**d in 2016 during the whole “Black Lives Matters” movement.
Here is more information on the 2016 shooiting via Wikipedia:
“On July 7, 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, k*****g five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded. Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghan War veteran who was reportedly angry over police shootings of black men and stated that he wanted to k**l white people, especially white police officers. The s******g happened at the end of a protest against police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, which had occurred in the preceding days.
Following the s******g, Johnson fled inside a building on the campus of El Centro College. Police followed him there, and a standoff ensued. In the early hours of July 8, police k****d Johnson with a bomb attached to a remote control bomb disposal robot. It was the first time U.S. law enforcement used a robot to k**l a suspect.
The s******g was the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since the September 11 attacks, surpassing two related March 2009 shootings in Oakland, California, and a November 2009 ambush s******g in Lakewood, Washington, and a 2009 s******g of Pittsburgh police officers.
A protest was organized in Dallas by the Next Generation Action Network in response to the killings of two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively, days before. The Dallas protest was one of several held across the United States on the night of July 7. Around 800 protesters were involved, and around 100 police officers were assigned to protect the event and the surrounding area. Before the s******g occurred, no other incidents were reported. About 20 to 30 open-carry g*n rights activists joined the protest march, some wearing gas masks, bulletproof vests, and fatigues, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown”
“A police chase involving a “person of interest” involved in Tuesday’s s******g involving two police officers and a security guard at Home Depot is now over. You can see live video from the chase in the player above. The chase ended near the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Versailles Avenue. Dallas Police have confirmed that the “person of interest” is now in police custody.
Two Dallas police officers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer were shot in northeast Dallas Tuesday afternoon. The “person of interest” was arrested later Tuesday night after a short police chase.
The s******g happened about 4:30 p.m. outside The Home Depot in the 11600 block of Forest Central Drive.
Earlier in the day, multiple sources told NBC DFW that one of the officers had died, but during a news conference Tuesday evening Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said she would not release the conditions of those shot — therefore NBC DFW will await official confirmation on the officers’ conditions.
All of those injured in the s******g were transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Officers said they arrested 29-year-old Armando Luis Juarez, who they are calling a “person of interest” Tuesday night after a short police chase. The photo is a mugshot from January when Juarez was arrested for unlawful use of a vehicle.
NBC 5’s Jack Highberger spoke with Juarez’s grandmother, Janie Longoria, Tuesday night. She said her family “backs the blue.”