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Updated: Pampa Police Standoff

A Pampa man is in critical condition after a seven hour standoff with authorities today.

An investigation is underway as to why Shane Kennedy decided to lead police on a chase to his home on Hamilton.

Neighbors say Kennedy was a well liked electrician in the Pampa area...and they do not understand why this happened.

Police say after a traffic stop went bad... Kennedy lead officers to his home and refused to come out for hours leaving officers questioning his mental state.  

Though Pampa police and neighbors say Kennedy was dealing with depression problems which they believe lead to the stand off.

Police say when they tried to end the ordeal peacefully...that is when Kennedy shot himself with a rifle. He was airlifted to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

 

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