One Man Dead After Police Shooting In Dalhart

One man is dead after a police shooting in Dalhart on Sunday.

At 1 pm officers with the Dalhart Police Department attempted to serve an outstanding warrant on a 27-year-old white male, Augustus Combs

The suspect fled from police who gave chase to a storage facility located on Strong Road in the 1200 block of South Highway 87.

As officers approached and attempted to take Combs into custody, he raised his shirt and pulled out a handgun.

Officers opened fire striking Mr. Combs several times.

Department of Public Safety Troopers along with Dallam County, and Hartley County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the location to lend assistance and began rendering first aid.

Paramedics arrived and Mr. Combs was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Texas Rangers are now handling the investigation.




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