Dallas, TX – A female Dallas police officer was shot in the face Tuesday and is in critical condition, and a 27-year-old male officer was shot in the back of the head and will not survive his injuries.
Another person working security was also shot and is also in critical condition, and it’s not clear at this time if that person was an off-duty police officer.
Multiple news outlets report that the male officer had died, but WFAA advises that the officer is mortally wounded and is only being kept alive until his mother can arrive at the hospital to say goodbye.
The incident happened at the Home Depot in the 11,000 block of Forest Central Drive just before 4:30 p.m.
The security officer called police for a shoplifting suspect at the store with a theft warrant. Two Dallas PD officers arrived and there was a confrontation where the Dallas PD officers and the security person were shot.
All three were transported to Presbyterian Hospital in extremely critical condition.
An active manhunt is underway for the shooter. Police have identified that suspect as Armando Juarez.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and their families.
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