Officer Burns Expected to Make Full Recovery

By Dulce Hernandez
|  Sunday, Feb 16, 2014  |  Updated 9:49 PM CDT
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Officer Burns Expected to Make Full Recovery

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Dallas Police Officer Joshua Burns, who was shot multiple times on Saturday, is expected to make a full recovery, police say.

Police said Burns was shot three times as he and officer Salvador Varillas approached a car at the Regal Springs Apartments.

Burns was wounded in the leg, shoulder, and chest. Varillas was with Burns at the time, but was not injured.

After Burns was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas officers and SWAT units barricaded a house located on 13000 block of Fall Manor Drive where they believed the shooter, identified later by police as Rakeem Perkins, was hiding.

Officers would later discover that the suspect was not inside the home and the manhunt continued until Perkins, accompanied by his mother, surrendered to police.

Perkins, who police said was injured in the exchange of gunfire with the officers, was hospitalized before being booked into the Dallas County Jail on Sunday.  He is expected to face two charges of aggravated assault against a public servant.  A bond amount has not yet been released.

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