A second person was arrested Saturday in connection with the Thursday shooting of an undercover Arlington police officer in Oak Cliff.
Dallas police arrested Victor Solorzano, 30, on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Dallas Police Department, “one (charge) for each of the officers that were fired upon.” The first suspect, Edgar Solorzano, 23, was arrested Friday on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the Dallas Police Department, a federal task force was in a covert operation in the 2700 block of Wilbur Street about 6 a.m. Thursday, and the officers were in plain clothes driving unmarked vehicles. An officer on the task force, who works for the Arlington Police Department, was approached by Edgar Solorzano, who had an assault rife.
After a “very brief” conversation, Edgar Solorzano started shooting at the Arlington officer, who ran back toward one of the task force’s vehicles, according to Dallas PD. He followed the officer, police said, firing at him, until the officer got into one of the covert vehicles and drove away to get medical treatment.
He was in “good spirits” at a hospital later that day, and his wounds are not considered life-threatening. He was still in the hospital recovering on Saturday, according to Arlington police.
Arlington police will not release his name “because he works in a covert capacity and any such release could jeopardize past, current or future investigations," an Arlington police spokesman said Thursday.