UPDATE: Police Investigating Sunday Morning Officer-Involved Shooting


The officers placed on administrative leave are Cpl. Clay Hegwood and Officer Rafael Quiles. 

The preliminary autopsy result revealed Ramirez died from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. 

Special Crimes continues to investigate this case and asks for anyone with information to call 378-9468.


Sunday at 10:22 a.m., Amarillo police were called out to a home on the 800 block of S. Travis about a suicidal suspect.

They were told the suspect, 31-year-old Mark Ramirez, either had access to or was in possession of a gun.

According to officials, when they arrived at the home, Ramirez opened the door with a gun in hand and started to move it in the direction of the officers.

Police say Ramirez was then shot and officers applied first aid.

Ramirez was taken to the hospital where he later died.

An autopsy has been ordered and will be performed on Tuesday in Lubbock.

The police officers involved were placed on administrative leave per Amarillo Police Department policy.

The Special Crimes Unit asks for anyone with information about the case to call 378-9468.

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