The Amarillo Police Department was called out on an assault call that has ended in a death
Friday at 12:21 AM, officers were sent to the 1000 block of South Carolina on a 911 hang-up.
Once on scene, a female victim said that she had been assaulted by her husband, also living in the home along with 2 children under the age of 5.
The female had one of her children with her, and the other child was asleep inside.
She told police her husband had a gun and was threatening suicide.
The male came to the front door, and officers tried to talk to him, but he went back inside and refused to answer their requests to talk or come out.
The APD Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was called to the scene and Negotiators tried to talk to the male but were unable to establish contact.
Authorities determined entry needed to be made to check the welfare of that child.
Once inside, the officers found the child was safe, but the male subject was located in a bedroom, deceased.
The APD Special Crimes unit investigates all deaths in Amarillo, not attended by a physician, The Justice of the Peace was notified and an autopsy was ordered to be performed on Monday in Lubbock.
This case is still under investigation.