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Officer involved shooting in Dalhart leaves one person dead


Early Sunday afternoon, Dalhart police officers made contact with a man identified as Augustus Combs, who had an outstanding arrest warrant. Combs evaded police who gave chase to a storage facility located on Strong Road in the 1200 block of  S. Hwy 87.

As officers approached and attempted to take Combs into custody, the suspect raised his shirt and pulled out a handgun. Officers opened fire, hitting Combs several times.

Officers with Texas DPS, Dallam County Sheriff’s Office and Hartley County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to lend assistance and began rendering first aid to Combs. Paramedics arrived on scene and attempted to render first-aid as well.

Combs was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Texas Rangers are currently investigating this incident.

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