AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Police Department released further information on a Wednesday evening incident in south Amarillo in which police said 39-year-old Daniel M. Smith was shot and killed by an officer.
According to the update, at around 8:45 p.m. police were called to the 1600 block of SW 48 on a “domestic call.” APD reported that police were called to the same home earlier that Wednesday evening, however, Smith was not there.
Upon police arrival the second time, APD noted that police were told that Smith was in the south alley. Police then moved toward the vehicle that Smith was driving and “boxed” the vehicle in.
Smith, according to the updated report, allegedly backed into one police car and dumpster “almost running over the patrol unit with an officer inside” the car. Smith then allegedly drove toward a second officer and his police car, hitting the second police car into a shed and fence.
The officer then shot at Smith and, according to APD, Smith was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and then pronounced dead at the hospital.
The incident is currently being investigated, said the department, by the homicide unit and CSI.
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