The Amarillo (TX) Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in which a Faith City Mission student was wounded while in possession of a gun he wrested away from a suspect. The student was hospitalized but is expected to be OK.
Police said the initial call just before 9 a.m. referenced an armed suspect holding approximately 100 people stage in the mission’s chapel.
APD Special Crimes Unit investigators believe responding officers entered at two entrances to the building at 401 S.E. Second Ave. and, according to an APD news release, came into contact with the Faith City Mission student with a gun in his hand.
One or more officers fired shots at the student, who had wrestled the gun away from the hostage-taker. The student was hit and taken to a local hospital by ambulance, Amarillo.com reports.