Man With Mental Health Emergency Killed By Amarillo Police
Around 7pm officers were called to the 4100 block of Harmony on a report of a man armed with a gun suffering from a mental health emergency. The man came out of the home brandishing a gun. He fired a round and went back inside the house. APD then called out the SWAT team. The man came out a second time, again firing his weapon. That’s when an APD officer opened fire and brought a tragic end to the confrontation. The man died of his wounds at the scene.
As is the policy for all officer involved shootings, the office has been placed on administrative leave with the APD Special Crimes Unit investigates the incident.