Police Identify Suspect in Shooting Near Dallas CVS

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday

Dallas police named the person Wednesday they say shot a man during an argument near a CVS along Northwest Highway on March 22.

The man police said fired the weapon is 18-year-old Santiago Jasso. He was still in an area hospital in stable condition Wednesday night after a police officer shot him after the argument.

Dallas police said they will charge Jasso with aggravated assault and aggravated assault of a public servant.

Police also named the officer who shot Jasso. He is Senior Cpl. Juan Amaya -- a 14-year veteran of the force. Amaya is on administrative leave.

Dallas police responded to the shooting call at about 4:30 p.m. March 22, near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Plano Road.

Police said a uniformed off-duty officer, Amaya, happened to drive up to the intersection when a man began to shoot at another man. 

Amaya got out of his squad car and chased the shooter.

"The officer fired rounds at the shooter," Dallas police Maj. Jesse Reyes said.

The number of times Amaya's weapon was fired was still under investigation, Reyes said.

A witness reported hearing seven gunshots, three followed by four more.

A photo from a witness showed police rendering aid in the street to the shooting victim.

Omar Flores, 9, and his friend Sofia, 11, were playing at their apartment complex nearby when they heard what they thought were fireworks.

"Crazy and scary," Flores said. "It's my first time like seeing this."

The victim and the shooter, ages 18 and 24, were taken by Dallas-Fire Rescue ambulance to area hospitals in stable conditions with injuries that were not consider life-threatening.

Police said they didn't know what caused the disturbance in the first place.

Witnesses were interviewed at the scene and police were collecting surveillance video.

A DART bus was brought back to the scene to see if cameras on the bus captured the incident.

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