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Garland man arrested, accused of shooting at officers in neighborhood, police say

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Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old Garland man who is accused of opening fire at Garland police after he got out of a vehicle that was reported stolen.

After shooting at police, Aaron Quiroz Jr. fled into a Garland residential neighborhood and escaped, police said in a news release.

He was later found Wednesday afternoon in the 500 block of Buckingham Road, in Richardson, and taken into custody, police said. He faces charges of two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.

No bond has been set.

No officers were injured in the shooting, Garland police said.

The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday near North Garland Avenue and Buckingham Road.

Garland police saw a stolen 2005 Toyota 4Runner in the area and attempted to stop it.

The driver, later identified as Quiroz, accelerated and led officers on a chase before he stopped in the 900 block of Alamo Lane, police said.

When he exited the car, Quiroz is accused of shooting at police, who took cover. Officers did not return fire, Garland police said.

Quiroz fled into the neighborhood before later being found in Richardson.

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