APD officer placed on administrative leave after Harmony street shooting
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
On April 24 around 6:53 p.m. officers were sent to a residence located at the 4100 block of Harmony about a man with a gun and suffering from a mental health emergency.
When officers arrived on scene they were able to make contact with the man by phone and the man came out of the home holding a gun.
According to the Amarillo Police Department, "The male fired off a round as he walked back into the residence. When the male entered the house he fired the gun several more times. SWAT and Negotiators were called to the scene."
The man exited the home again and walked to the street still armed with the gun and fired shots again.
An APD officer fired shots at the man and killed him on scene. No police officers were injured during this incident.
As with all officers involved shootings the officer has been placed on mandatory administrative leave.
The APD Special Crimes Unit is currently investigating this incident.