Domestic Violence: Man, 57, Kills Wife then Shoots Dallas officers who Responded to Call

A Dallas man was reported to have shot two police officers and wounded while they were responding to a domestic violence call. This detail was given by Police Chief Eddie Garcia on Friday.

It was gathered that the man responsible for shooting the officers on Thursday morning was later identified as 57-year-old Sergio Sanchez. He was reported to have fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in what Police Chief Eddie Garcia described and called a “domestic violence-related murder suicide.”

According to CNN, Garcia had reporters that it was a call to police from Sanchez — who told a dispatcher he had killed his wife — that brought officers to the Dallas home shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday. The man “immediately fired upon” the responding officers, wounding two of them, the police chief said. The officers were in stable condition, police tweeted on Thursday. No update was given Friday.

A SWAT team decided to force its way into the house at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers found Sanchez, and his wife dead from gunshot wounds, CNN reports.

Garcia said Sanchez had an “extensive violent criminal history.” He shot his wife before the ambush-type assault on responding officers”, the chief said.

He stressed that officers who responded to the call did not fire their weapons during this incident.

Garcia revealed that investigation is currently ongoing as he praised Dallas firefighters who “put themselves in harm’s way” to reach the wounded officers.