2 Dallas police officers, civilian shot at Home Depot; shooter in custody

Dallas person of interest

DALLAS, Texas (NBCDFW) — A police chase involving a “person of interest” involved in Tuesday’s shooting involving two police officers and a security guard at Home Depot is now over. 

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 shooting 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 shooting 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.”

Gov. Greg Abbott also tweeted about the incident.

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