Dallas police said they arrested a 29-year-old man Monday accused of striking two officers, critically injuring one, with his car outside a club Sunday night. [[343467302,C]]
Police said Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios was escorted out of the Kalua Discotheque in the 2400 block of West Northwest Highway after a disturbance inside. When a valet brought him his car, he put the vehicle in reverse and backed into a uniformed Dallas police officer working security at the club.
Gonzalez-Rios then put the car into drive and hit a second uniformed off-duty officer — later identified as 20-year veteran Sr. Cpl. Edmundo "Ed" Lujan — critically injuring him and dragging him about 15 feet, police said.
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Police said officers opened fire on the vehicle, striking Gonzalez-Rios, who crashed. He was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas in unknown condition. Police said he was later booked into jail on a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant.
Lujan, was also transported to Parkland. National Latino Law Enforcement Organization officials said he is recovering from a dislocated hip, lacerated scalp and broken fibula, ankle and vertebrae. NLLEO is accepting donations for Lujan via a PayPal account.
The first officer struck by the driver was not injured.
Dallas police asked that anyone with information about the incident call their Special Investigations Unit at 214-671-3584.