DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A competency trial got underway in Dallas Wednesday to determine if Armando Luis Juarez is competent to stand trial for capital murder next year.

Armando Juarez mugshot (Dallas County Jail)

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Juarez is accused of shooting and killing Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander and wounding Officer Crystal Almeida, as well as a Home Depot loss prevention officer in April 2018.

Officer Rogelio Santander

Officer Crystal Almeida (CBS 11)

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It all started with a shoplifting incident at the Northeast Dallas Home Depot.

The then-Dallas County District Attorney Fatih Johnson announced the office would seek the death penalty against Juarez.

A grand jury returned five counts, including capital murder and attempted capital murder, against Juarez.

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