Police in El Paso say officers fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a police station when the man arrived there with a handgun.

Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo says the man was shot about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after being confronted by officers. The dead man’s name hasn’t been released.

The suspect died at the scene, of gun shot wounds. No officers were injured. Sgt. Carrillo adds that investigators are checking to see if this incident is related to calls EPPD received earlier Wednesday.

“I wasn’t sure what it was at first,” recounted Maria, who was still near the scene of this afternoon’s officer involved shooting. “But you could see what it was quickly. Gun shots.”

Maria adds, “…I’m still shook by it. I just pray for everyone to be ok.”

According to the police department the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, and it’s parking lot had to be closed for several hours as the bomb squad works to check the dead man’s vehicle.

Carrillo said the man was linked to calls police received earlier Wednesday, but declined to provide details.

Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

Source: The Associated Press

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