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Amarillo Police Department
Tuesday June 14th, 2016 :: 02:21 p.m. CDT


Update from Walmart incident. No other injuries reported.

The incident inside the Wal-Mart at 4215 Canyon Drive is still under investigation.  The initial call of an armed person/shooting possible barricaded suspect call came in at about 11:06 AM.  Initial information is that this was a workplace violence event. APD and many other agencies responded to the call.  One or more hostages were taken by a male suspect inside the store.  APD and officers from other agencies responded and entered the store, and APD SWAT officers also responded. At 12:22 PM, an APD SWAT officer came into contact with the suspect and shot him.  Initial information is that a hostage or hostages are safe, and no one is injured except the suspect.  The Special Crimes Unit will take over the investigation and will release more detail as available.  The suspect's name has not been released.

Amarillo Police Department
200 SE 3rd Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-378-4257

Sgt. Brent Barbee
Crime Prevention Unit
[email protected]

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