Armed man shot and killed by Amarillo police officer

Tuesday evening, Amarillo police officers were called to a residence in the 4100 block of Harmony concerning a man armed with a firearm and suffering from a mental health emergency.

Officers made contact with the man by phone and he came out of the residence holding the firearm. The man fired off a round as he walked back into the residence.

When the man entered the house, he fired the gun several more times. SWAT and Negotiators were called to the scene.

The man exited the residence again and walked to the street still armed with the firearm and fired the gun again. He was then shot by a Amarillo police officer and died at the scene.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The officer has been placed on mandatory administrative leave and the APD Special Crimes Unit is investigating this shooting incident.

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