PLAINVIEW, Texas (News Release) — The following is a news release from the City of Plainview. The suicidal subject was identified as Jose Orona. During the standoff, Orona aimed his weapon at police and three rounds were fired – one by the subject and two by officers. The two officers are currently on administrative leave, the Texas Rangers are investigating and autopsy results are pending.
The City of Plainview’s Police Department received a call at 8:45 a.m. of three shots fired in the 1600 Block of W. 11th Street. Upon arrival, police came upon a Hispanic male threatening suicide. Plainview SWAT team, DPS, Sheriff’s Office and Plainview Police Crisis negotiators were called to the scene. After an hour and 23 minute standoff, the suspect turned and pointed his handgun at police. He was shot and killed by a SWAT sniper and first officer on scene. Texas Rangers are currently in route to investigate.
(This is a news release from the City of Plainview)