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Constable questioned about shooting

Amarillo, TX - A constable and shoplifting suspect are being questioned this afternoon after a shooting on Amarillo Boulevard.

Police say a constable saw a woman chasing a man from the Family Dollar at the Boulevard and Jackson streets.

After a circle around the block, constable Bubba Smith apparently told the suspect to stop, but he did not.

"He saw the suspect reach down and make some gesture, best I can tell you he said the man came up, thought he saw something in his hand, he fired a single shot from an automatic weapon," said Lt. Gary Trupe.

Lieutenant Trupe says he has told the District Attorney about this incident because it technically is an officer involved shooting.

After the shot was fired, police say the suspect stopped fleeing and right now is being questioned by officers.

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