APD investigating officer involved shooting

Early Tuesday afternoon, the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center received a 3rd party call of a suicidal man making threats to harm himself. The location of the man was not known. 

Members of the Amarillo Police Department Crisis Intervention Team were dispatched to investigate the call. Crisis Intervention Team members are trained to handle calls where people are suffering from a mental health crisis. 

Just after 1:00 PM, the officers located the man inside of a business at 3808 southwest 6th Avenue. As officers entered the building they encountered the man armed with a gun. 

One of the officers fired shots at the man. The man was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. 

A second person was transported from the location with non-life threatening injuries. 

The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit investigates all officer involved shootings. We will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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