Prosecutors seek death penalty in killing of Dallas officer

Posted at 1:36 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 14:36:25-04

DALLAS (AP) – A prosecutor says a man accused of killing a Dallas police officer at a Home Depot store and seriously injuring two others should be sentenced to death.
Armando Luis Juarez was indicted Tuesday on capital murder, attempted capital murder and other charges in the April 24 shooting. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson subsequently announced she would seek the death penalty.
Authorities say Juarez was being detained as a shoplifting suspect when he pulled a handgun and shot two police officers and a store security officer.
Officer Rogelio Santander died April 25.
The second officer, Crystal Almeida, and Home Depot employee Scott Painter were wounded.
Juarez is also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
An attorney for Juarez hasn’t returned a call for comment Tuesday.