Man killed in officer involved shooting identified


The deceased suspect of the Amarillo police officer involved shooting has been identified as 23 year old Jose Luis Rodriguez. The APD Special Crimes Unit continues the investigation into the shooting.

As with normal procedure, the APD officer that was involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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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