Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in north Amarillo


APD Homicide Unit is investigating an officer involved shooting on north Buchanan Street.

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A suspect wanted for multiple felony warrants is dead after an officer-involved shooting in north Amarillo.

Aaron Marcos Valdez, 19, was wanted on warrants stemming from the shooting incidents along Northeast 24th Ave. on Tuesday night.

The officer-involved shooting happened on the 1300 block of N. Buchanan.

According to Amarillo Police, the suspect Valdez was found at a home on that block.

Amarillo Police said Valdez was shot after he allegedly pulled a firearm and pointed it at officers.

Valdez was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

No officers were injured.

Per APD policy, any officer involved in an officer-involved shooting will be placed on administrative leave until cleared to return to work.

The incident remains under investigation by the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit.

More from

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss