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Dallas police officer is killed and another is seriously in a shooting near a Home Depot 

  • Shooting at the DIY store in Dallas, Texas, happened at around 4.30pm today 
  • Cops, man and woman, were said to be arresting suspect when gunfire erupted 
  • Major search has been mounted for the suspect who is still on the run 

A police officer has died and another remains critically injured after a shooting near a Home Depot in Dallas, Texas.  

A civilian was also taken to hospital after the incident, which happened on Tuesday at 4.30pm, but his condition is not known.

Aerial video showed cops using a helicopter and sniffer dogs to search for a suspected in an area of woodland next to the store parking lot. 

Heavily armed officers wearing masks were also seen searching the surrounding streets as the suspect is still believed to be on the run. 

Early reports suggest the officers, thought to be a man and a woman, were helping arrest a suspect at the DIY store when gunfire erupted. 

Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings tweeted: ‘We are closely monitoring the situation in northeast Dallas and praying for our officers and their families.’ 

Dallas Police Department tweeted to confirm two officers and a civilian were injured. 

NBC DFW later quoted multiple sources who said one of the officers had died. 

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