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UPDATE: Barricaded Suspect Killed by Police

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - NewsWest 9 has just learned that the barricaded suspect situation has ended in Midland.

Authorities tell NewsWest 9, they were conducting a regular welfare check by mental health officials and that's when police think gunshots were fired.

Midland Police tell NewsWest 9, the male subject barricaded himself inside a home in the 2700 block of Washington for several hours.

The Public Information Officer with the Midland Police Department tells NewsWest 9, the suspect was shot and killed by police after the suspect swung a machete at an officer and hit the officer. Midland Police say the officer was hit with the flat end of the machete and didn't suffer any wounds.

NewsWest 9 will have team coverage on this story coming up tonight on NewsWest 9 at 5 and 6 p.m.

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