SNYDER, Texas — Snyder police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a suspect.
Officer Whitney Merket, 32, responded to the 3600 block of Jacksboro Ave. about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Chief Brian Haggard said Merket "made contact with the suspect and an altercation began."
As KTXS first reported last night, Merket fired her weapon, killing the suspect.
Merket -- a 7-year-veteran of the Snyder Police Department -- has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure.
The suspect -- whose name has not been released -- was taken to Lubbock for an autopsy.