Amarillo SWAT officers shoot suspect in Hereford

On Wednesday, Amarillo Police Department SWAT officers received information on a 35 year old male who was wanted on multiple felony warrants.

During the investigation, the man was located at a residence in the 200 block of 6th Avenue in Hereford. The APD SWAT team worked with DPS and Deaf Smith County and attempted to take the man into custody on the warrants.

The suspect exited the rear of a  residence with a handgun. When he saw the officers in the back, the suspect around towards the front of the residence and pointed the handgun at officers.

APD SWAT officers shot the suspect. He died on scene.

As per APD protocol, the involved officers will be placed on a mandatory paid administrative leave. The suspect will be identified after next of kin has been notified.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation into the shooting.

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