Grieving Dallas Police Joined by Community to Mourn Officer Fatally Shot at Home Depot

Hundreds of people gathered at Dallas Officer Rogelio Santander’s second home — the police station where he worked — Thursday night to mourn the 27-year-old who was fatally shot while assisting with an arrest at a Lake Highlands Home Depot.Santander and his partner Officer Crystal Almeida, 26, were helping loss-prevention Officer Scott Painter, 26, arrest a shoplifting suspect Tuesday when police say the man shot the officers and fled. He was captured after a five-hour manhunt.Santander died Wednesday morning. Almeida and Painter remained in critical condition on Thursday but police said they were improving.Santander's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.Police arrested Armando Luis Juarez, who had initially been named a person of interest in the shooting, after a five-hour manhunt and police chase. He has been charged with capital murder, aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated assault in retaliation. Juarez, 29, is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $2,010,000 bail.  Continue reading...

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