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Suspect killed by police after alleged assault in Abilene motel room

The APD said officers responded to a call for help from a woman in distress at the motel. When they got there, a man was standing over the woman holding a scrench.
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ABILENE, Texas — An Abilene man is dead after police say a domestic disturbance led to an officer firing a shot at the man at a motel in south Abilene.

The Abilene Police Department said at 5:57 a.m. Monday, June 20, police received a call from woman staying at the Super 8 Motel on Sayles Boulevard, appearing to be in distress. 

Officers arrived and found the room where entry was requested. The APD said became apparent a disturbance was in progress, because a woman was heard screaming for help and a male voice could be heard yelling, as well.

Officers breached the door and saw a woman laying on the floor, bleeding from multiple injuries to her upper body. A man was standing over her, clenching a metal scrench (chainsaw tool).

The man moved away from the woman as officers entered the room and began to give orders. Police say the man went into an aggressive posture, cursed at officers and refused to comply with commands.

At a press conference Monday, APD Chief Marcus Dudley said the man, at one point, tried to jump over the bed towards officers.

As the man moved towards officers, one officer discharged his Taser, which was not effective. Another officer shot his service weapon, striking the man. Dudley said the officer fired at least three times.

Once he was secured, first aid was rendered, but he died at the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries and was listed in stable condition. She had multiple lacerations and stab wounds, Dudley said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Dudley said the department has made contact with the man and woman at that motel on more than one occasion. One prior contact, the man was arrested for violating a protective order, Dudley said. To his knowledge, the two are boyfriend and girlfriend, he said, and in the 911 call, the man could be heard saying he was not "going back to jail."

The name of the man, Kevin Greene, 51, of Abilene, was released by the APD Monday afternoon.

In accordance with administrative policies, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave and the incident is being investigated concurrently with the Texas Rangers.

Chief Dudley addressing public on this mornings Officer Involved Shooting at an Abilene Southside Motel.

Posted by Abilene Police Department on Monday, June 20, 2022

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