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New details released following deadly officer-involved shooting in Odessa

Cpl. Keith Almonte (Source: Odessa Police Department) Cpl. Keith Almonte (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

New details on a shooting that left an Odessa man dead last week.

Odessa police now say the officer involved in the shooting was Corporal Keith Almonte.

The department says Corporal Almonte has been with them for about four years.

The shooting happened Thursday.

Callers told dispatch there was a suicidal man at the intersection of Douglas Drive and Gage Avenue.

When police found Jason Meador, 50, they say he was pouring gas on himself  and would not do what officers told him.

It's unknown who pulled the trigger first and whether or not the man shot himself.

Texas Rangers are investigating it as an officer-involved shooting.

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