APD investigating officer involved shooting on Harmony

Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police say an incident Tuesday evening in a neighborhood near Harmony and Fulton ended with an officer involved shooting.

Shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Harmony on a report of a man armed with a gun, suffering from a mental health emergency.

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Police say he came out of a home holding the gun. He then fired a round as he walked back inside and proceeded to fire the gun several more times while in the house.

SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene. Police say he exited the house for a second time and fired his gun again. That's when the APD says an officer fired back, striking the man.

The unidentified suspect died at the scene.

No officers were injured.

Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave while the APD Special Crimes Unit investigates.

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