Reports flooded in late Tuesday afternoon that two Dallas police officers had been critically injured in a shooting that also wounded a civilian at a Home Depot in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of North Dallas. Now more details have emerged and one person has died.
A store security officer, who is an off-duty policeman, called for backup while dealing with a suspect, according to CNN. When two Dallas police officers arrived, the suspect opened fire and fled into the woods.
29-year-old Armando Luis Juáre was arrested in a white pickup truck a few hours later for his alleged involvement in the shooting. He was captured after a car chase where he reportedly shot more rounds at the pursuing officers.
On Wednesday, one of the officers in the shooting at Home Depot died from his injuries.
According to ABC affiliate WFAA, 27-year-old Rogelio Santander passed away, the first Dallas officer to be killed in the line of duty since the deadly ambush in 2016. Officer Crystal Almeida, 26, and security officer Scott Painter were the other two people who were shot.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said the two “are making remarkable recoveries. They are still in critical condition but we are optimistic."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott posted his condolences online, writing, “Our hearts are aching because of this Dallas Police Officer who lost his life in the line of duty. We thank him for paying the ultimate sacrifice protecting his community and we keep his family in our prayers.”
On Tuesday, he tweeted, “Texas honors all the men and women who protect and serve our communities, and justice will be served.”
The mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, added, “It sobers us to realize what our officers walk into day in and day out and how quickly they can become victims. I join with @ChiefHallDPD in asking for your prayers for @DallasPD.”
Please pray for the loved ones of the fallen officer and for the recovery of the wounded officers. In other news, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned heads with what she wore to the State Dinner Tuesday night.