DALLAS, Texas -- Dallas police are questioning a 'person of interest' in the Tuesday morning shooting of an off-duty officer, who remains in the hospital recovering.
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 Matthew Wagner in the arm and the groin.
The suspect fled on foot. While police have not released a description, Sgt. Warren Mitchell says a person of interest is "detained at this time for questioning."
The other officer was not hit. Officer Wagner was taken to the hospital in the patrol car with non-life threatening injuries.
"We're very lucky that he survived this ordeal," said Chief David Brown during a 4 a.m. press conference. The incident sparked a tense, 12-hour manhunt.
During an 11:30 a.m. press 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!"