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APD Officer involved in Fatal Shooting

The Amarillo Police Department Special Crimes Unit and The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on Friday.

At 1:15 p.m. The APD’s Proactive Criminal Enforcement Unit attempted to serve a felony warrant.

The suspect 39-year-old Jeremy Dean Duncan was located sitting on the driver’s side of the vehicle with the door open in the 100 block of South East 37th

As the officer made contact, the suspect began backing up the vehicle, with the officer sandwiched between the door and the vehicle frame. The officer was unable to free himself or get the driver to stop the vehicle.

The officer then fired his weapon at the suspect, hitting him in the upper body causing the vehicle to stop.

Police gave medical aid to the driver and called EMS to the scene. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones was notified and an autopsy was ordered.

The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries.


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