Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in north Amarillo

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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.


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