8:54 PM 04/24/2018
Both officers were rookies and reportedly had been assisting an off-duty security guard serve a warrant to the suspect, who is still at large, ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
The two officers “critically wounded,” the police department said on Twitter. “Please pray for our officers and their families,” the tweet said.
We can confirm that two @DallasPD officers have been shot and critically wounded. We will provide updates as we get them. Please pray for our officers and their families.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) April 24, 2018
The other civilian may have been a security guard, but his condition was unknown.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Armando Juarez, who may be armed with two handguns. Juarez allegedly pulled a gun when confronted at the store, reportedly shooting the male officer in the back of the head and the female officer in the face, according to CBS.
Juarez may have gotten into a white Ford pickup truck to flee the scene. Police called in SWAT teams and tracking dogs to search a nearby stream bed.
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