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22-Year-Old Man Accused Of Shooting At Garland Police Officers In Custody

GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Garland Police have located and arrested Aaron Quiroz, the man accused of shooting at officers.

They arrested him Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the 500 block of Buckingham Road, in Richardson.

Quiroz is currently in the Garland Jail and is charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Evading Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

It was just after 10:00 p.m. when police received a report of a stolen vehicle -- a blue 2005 Toyota 4Runner -- when the SUV was spotted near North Garland Avenue and Buckingham Road.

Aaron Quiroz Jr.
Mugshot of Aaron Quiroz Jr. (credit: Garland Police Department)

Police say when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, being driven by Aaron Quiroz Jr., he accelerated and sped away.

According to investigators, Quiroz drove into a residential area, stopped in the 900 block of Alamo, and began firing at officers as he jumped from the vehicle. Police on the scene took cover and did not return fire.

Quiroz then fled on foot into the residential area and despite what police call an 'extensive search' could not be found, until now.

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