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Man arrested after 2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting

Posted at 11:59 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 23:59:53-04

Armando Juarez

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left two Dallas police officers critically wounded, Chief Reneé Hall said.

Police had launched a manhunt for Armando Luis Juárez, 29, earlier on Tuesday.

Juárez was arrested Tuesday night following a brief chase. He is facing multiple counts of aggravated assault to a police officer, Hall told reporters.

The incident began Tuesday afternoon when an off-duty officer at the Home Depot called to request backup officers for an arrest.

A civilian was also wounded, the department said, but that person’s condition was not known.

Authorities began looking for the gunman after he fled in a white pickup, Hall had said.

The chief asked for people to keep the officers, their families and department in their prayers.

“We need you right now, our hearts are very heavy,” she said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also tweeted on the shooting: “We are closely monitoring the situation in northeast Dallas and praying for our officers and their families.”

No further details were immediately available.

Five Dallas officers were killed and seven others injured in July 2016 when a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan fired on them. The shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, was killed after a lengthy standoff with police.