Amarillo Police Fatally Shoot Man in Domestic Violence Case

A Texas police officer has fatally shot a suspect in a domestic violence case 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. An autopsy was ordered.

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

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

Hilton says the other officer had suffered minor injuries in the scuffle and he was treated at a hospital.

Hilton says the officer who opened fire wasn't injured. He's on paid administrative leave.

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