Man dies after being shot by Amarillo police officer at East Amarillo hotel

Wednesday night, Amarillo police officers were at the America’s Best Value Inn at 3930 East IH-40, looking for a man with a felony warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers observed the man exit a room with a handgun in his hand. The suspect attempted to conceal himself behind other civilians.

The suspect would not drop the gun and was shot by an officer. He died at the scene.

No one else was injured.

The name of the suspect will be released after next of kin has been notified. We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.

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