UPDATE (1/30/20) While continuing to investigate the officer involved shooting which took place on the evening of January 24, 2020, the Texas Rangers have released the following information:
Scott Joseph Weber Jr., 27 YOA, of San Angelo, TX was identified as the individual who sustained fatal injuries during the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.
UPDATE (1/25/2020 1:15 AM): The following is a press release from the San Angelo Police Department regarding the events of the officer involved shooting from Friday night.
At approximately 7:49 p.m., a Deputy with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle just north of the city limits.
The vehicle’s driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued through Northwest San Angelo until the suspect vehicle collided with a DPS vehicle that was assisting with the pursuit. The trooper was not injured.
Following the collision at West Shiloh and North Monroe, the driver abandoned the vehicle in a nearby alley, armed with a shotgun. Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call from a nearby resident who stated they observed a man running with a shotgun and a second call from another resident who stated a man was in their backyard.
A Sheriff’s Deputy and several SAPD Officers responded to the backyard located in the 700 block of North Madison Street and subsequently located the suspect driver brandishing a shotgun.
Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was fatally wounded. One San Angelo Police Department K-9 Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries from the suspect’s shotgun pellets.
The investigation has been turned over to the Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division and no further information will be released from the San Angelo Police Department or Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday night, multiple agencies are responding to a law enforcement involved shooting near Van Buren and W Houston Harte.
The incident began as a police pursuit involving the Tom Green County Sheriff’s office, SAPD and Texas DPS.
The pursuit ended with a crash involving a Texas DPS vehicle.
The Texas DPS, Tom Green County Sherrif’s Office, and San Angelo Police as well as SAFD are responding to the scene.
Heavy police presence is on the scene along the frontage road on W. Houston Harte. SAPD says that law enforcement agencies will be on scene for the next several hours.
SAPD Communications Officer Tracy Piatt-Fox says that there is no danger to the community from this incident.
This is a developing story and we are working to get you more information as it becomes available.
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