UPDATE: Man involved in yesterday’s shooting with APD at apartment dies

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – UPDATE: The man who was involved in the shooting with Amarillo Police officers yesterday has died, according to APD.

He is identified as George Michael Mireles, age 34. APD reports Mireles did have a felony warrant for Dangerous Drugs, Texas Pardon and Parole, Caution Armed and Dangerous.

APD said the warrant was recently issued and officers were not aware of it when they approached Mireles and he began shooting at them.

An autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn for next week.

Update: The Amarillo Police Department reports that Cayetano Vela Medrano, age 29, has been booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

According to APD, Medrano was wanted on a felony warrant for dangerous drugs.

Amarillo Police said Medrano was found inside an apartment in the 1200 block of S. Roberts where they say he was known to stay.

Medrano was taken into custody and booked without incident said officers.

Original Report: The Amarillo Police Department gave an update on the “ongoing incident” that led to the surrounding of an apartment complex and an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.

While no officers were injured in the shooting in the 1200 block of South Roberts, the Amarillo Police Department stated that one suspect was taken to the hospital.

The incident was noted by police as ongoing, but there is “no danger to the public at this time.”

Motorists are advised to keep clear of the area as the incident continues, and be mindful of emergency vehicles and personnel. 

This story is ongoing. Check back with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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