Two officers were shot and wounded in a Texas home while responding to a call hours before the bodies of two other people were found inside
- Cops with the Dallas Police Department responded to the home just after 11am
- Officers were immediately met with gunfire and two officers were struck
- Video footage shows firefighters carrying a limping officer to an ambulance
- The officers were transported to a local hospital in stable condition and expected to make full recoveries
Two officers have been shot and wounded in a Texas home responding to a call at the house hours before two other people were found dead inside.
Officers with the Dallas Police Department responded to the home shortly after 11am after a 911 call reported a shooting had occurred, according to KXAS-TV.
Cops said a man had threatened to hurt his wife and officers were met with gunfire which struck two of them when they approached the home.
Video footage from around the time of the incident shows firefighters carrying a limping officer to an ambulance.
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Dallas police enter a home to investigate a crime scene where earlier in the day two other officers were shot responding to an emergency call
An evidence marker is shown by a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home being investigated by Dallas police
A Dallas police officer patrols an intersection on the 5300 block of Bonita Avenue in Dallas after two officers were shot responding to an emergency
A Dallas police officer investigates a broken window at a crime scene in Dallas where earlier in the day two other officers were shot
Ring footage shows the officers shot after responding to a 911 call in Dallas on Thursday
Ring video footage shows firefighters help retrieve a limping police officer after he was shot
Two people were later found dead inside the home, including a woman and the man believed to have shot at cops
Police Chief Eddie Garcia thanked Dallas Fire-Rescue workers for providing cover for the wounded officers to get away from the scene, the outlet reported.
‘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,’ Garcia said.
Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata told KXAS-TV that the two officers sustained injuries to their lower legs and were taken in stable condition to Baylor University Medical Center, where they are expected to make full recoveries.
SWAT responded to the scene and officers reportedly tried several times to get the suspect to surrender, according to the outlet.
SWAT officers breached the home at 1.27pm and found a man and woman dead inside from gunshot wounds, police said.
The man is believed to be the person who fired at the officers, cops said, and officers did not fire any shots during the encounter.
Officials have not yet released the names of the two people who were found dead inside the home.
‘Praying for the deceased victim and her family,’ Garcia said in a tweet.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia called for prayers after two officers were shot at a home