- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Texas police officer has fatally shot a domestic violence suspect after investigators say the man pointed a handgun at officers.

An Amarillo police statement says 35-year-old Jason Magana Herrera of Amarillo died at the scene Tuesday night. Police recovered a gun that officials say the suspect used to threaten officers.

Officer Jeb Hilton says two officers responded to a trespassing call involving a woman Herrera knew. Herrera was in the apartment complex parking lot.

Hilton says Herrera fought with officers, who used a Taser on him, then he broke free and pointed a gun at them. Officer Bryan Gaitan shot Herrera.

Hilton says the other officer suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. Officer Michael Wheeler was treated and released at a hospital.

Both officers are on paid administrative leave.



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