Two people were found dead in an Old East Dallas home Thursday afternoon, hours after two officers were wounded when they were shot at while responding to a call at the house, Chief Eddie Garcia says.
The officers had responded shortly after 11 a.m. to a shooting call at a home in the 5300 block of Bonita Avenue, near North Henderson Avenue, where a man had threatened to hurt his wife, police said.
As the officers approached the home, were met immediately by gunfire and two officers were struck.
Garcia thanked Dallas Fire-Rescue who provided cover for police to get the wounded officers away from the scene.
The two officers had injuries to their lower legs and were taken to Baylor University Medical Center in stable condition, according to Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata.
Chief Garcia said the officers are expected to make full recoveries. He also thanked the fire department, which he said provided additional help in getting the officers to safety.
“I would be remiss if I did not point out the amazing work of our fire department who actually provided cover for our police officers to extract our wounded officers out of the scene,” said Garcia.
SWAT responded to the scene and set up a perimeter. They tried several times to get the suspect to surrender, but at 1:27 p.m., SWAT officers breached the home, police said.
Inside the found a man thought to be the person who fired at the officers and a woman dead from a gunshot wound, police said.
Officers did not fire any shots during the incident, police said.
The identities of the two people who were found dead and the two officers have not been released.
“Praying for the deceased victim and her family,” Garcia said in a Tweet.