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Officer-involved shooting results in suspect death Sunday

The San Angelo Police Department initially responded to a call in regards to a domestic disturbance with an assault in progress.
Credit: san angelopolice

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department dispatch was contacted at approximately 12:26 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 for a domestic disturbance with an assault in progress in the 2100 block of Raney Street.

According to an SAPD press release, preliminary information shows a juvenile caller told dispatch a man was assaulting a woman by punching her. The caller then told dispatch the assault was continuing and moving between rooms inside the home.

Officers found the man and woman when they arrived on the scene. An altercation ensued and the male suspect displayed a knife.

Officers used less lethal devices but were unsuccessful, according to the release. 

The male suspect refused to follow commands and approached officers. At that time, an officer used deadly force and shot the male suspect.

The suspect was given life-saving measures and transported to an area hospital by the San Angelo Fire Department. The suspect later died from his injuries.

SAPD officers involved were not injured.

The suspect was identified as Adam Lee Mendez, 38, of San Angelo.

The San Angelo Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Scene Investigation and Office of Professional Standards responded.

The investigation is being conducted by the Texas Rangers.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is the standard operating procedure for officer-involved shootings, the release said.

This is a developing story and any additional information will be provided by the Texas Rangers Office of Public Information.