Suspect arrested in shooting of off-duty Dallas officer

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by TIFFANY JOHNSON & MARCUS MOORE

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Posted on October 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 5:16 AM

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DALLAS — U.S. Marshals have arrested a suspect in the shooting of an off-duty Dallas police officer early Tuesday morning. No further details of the arrest were available late Tuesday.

Earlier, Dallas police questioned a "person of interest" in the shooting of Officer Matthew Wagner. Police said that individual is connected with the case. It was later confirmed Jason Yarborough was arrested.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wildflower Apartments in the 6000 block of Pineland Drive. Two officers noticed a man in a van with binoculars and scanners.

The officers said when they patted him down, the man put up a fight and shot Officer Wagner in the arm and the groin.

The suspect fled on foot.

The second officer was not hit. Officer Wagner was taken to the hospital in a patrol car with non-life threatening injuries.

"We're very lucky that he survived this ordeal," said Chief David Brown at a 4 a.m. news conference. The incident sparked a tense, 12-hour manhunt.

During an 11:30 a.m. news conference, the Dallas Police Association announced a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

On Facebook, Officer Wagner's wife posted a status update that read, "Thank you God for being next to my husband last night. Now with God, Team Wagner will recover!"

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