Dallas Officer Dies Day After Being Shot at Home Depot

Armando Luis Juarez has been arrested in the shooting
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2018 11:19 AM CDT
Dallas Officer Dies Day After Being Shot at Home Depot
Police officers run from the emergency room to their cars at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas after a man shot two officers outside a Home Depot on Tuesday in Dallas.   (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

A 27-year-old Dallas police officer died Wednesday after being shot the day prior at a Home Depot in Lake Highlands. The Morning News identifies the officer as Rogelio Santander. He'd been called to the store around 4pm by a cop who was working an off-duty job there and noticed Armando Luis Juarez was behaving oddly. The off-duty cop detained Juarez and learned he had an outstanding felony warrant. Santander and Crystal Almeida, 26, responded to the scene; authorities say they and a loss prevention officer employed by Home Depot were shot by Juarez as he was being escorted from the store.

A source tells CBS Dallas Santander was shot in the back of the head and Almeida was shot in the face. She remains in critical condition, as does the Home Depot employee. Police say Juarez fled and a high-speed car chase ensued, per the AP. He was apprehended Tuesday night and is being held on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant and felony theft. "We got our man," said Mayor Mike Rawlings. (More police officer stories.)

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