Suspect Dead After Littlefield Police Shooting Situation

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Littlefield Police released a statement Wednesday and later so did the Texas Department of Public Safety.

UPDATED LINK: Suspect Identified After Deadly Encounter with Police  

EverythingLubbock.com has a photojournalist working to get more information.  The following is a statement from DPS: 

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers were called today to assist the Littlefield Police Department with an investigation of an officer involved shooting.  Today March 21, at approximately 9:00 a.m., an 18-year-old male went into the Lamb County Housing and Community Services Center in Littlefield and began assaulting individuals with a knife. Three victims were injured and two of the victims were transported to a local hospital.  

Littlefield Police Officers responded to the scene and located the suspect approximately two blocks from the Community Services Center, still armed with a knife.  The suspect refused verbal commands to drop the knife and was shot by an officer.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital and was later pronounced deceased.  This is an ongoing investigation by the Littlefield Police Department and the Texas Rangers. 

The following is a statement from Littlefield Police: 

Shortly after 8 am this morning, Littlefield PD received a call of a stabbing in progress at Our Place Community Center.

As officers arrived on the scene, they observed the suspect flee on foot and pursued the suspect. The suspect assaulted arresting officers during the arrest, shots were fired by the Littlefield Police Department.  A knife used by the suspect was secured at the scene. Despite first aid attempts by Littlefield PD officers and EMS, the suspect died. The Texas Rangers will conduct the officer involved shooting investigation and report their findings to the district attorney’s office.

Three stabbing victims are being treated at area hospitals. The investigation is ongoing and more Information will be provided when it becomes available.

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