Investigation continues into deadly officer-involved shooting in Edinburg

Photo from the scene. (Source: KGBT Photo)


The investigation continues following an officer-involved shooting that left an Edinburg man dead.

Edinburg police were called out to the 2900 block of Pablo Street around midnight Thursday in reference to a man that was suicidal.

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, authorities said the man involved was identified as 48-year-old Hunter Alan of Edinburg.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Alan with a knife against his throat threatening his own life.

Authorities said that the officers attempted to talk with Alan to calm the situation, but Alan didn’t listen and officers used a stun-gun on Alan.

Authorities said the stun-gun had no effect and Alan began to threaten officers.

That’s when authorities used lethal force.

We’re told that Alan sustained “multiple gunshot wounds.”

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Authorities said that Alan had been “drinking all day,” had a history of mental illness and “was under the influence of drugs.”

No officers were injured in the incident.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave with pay.

The Texas Rangers will continue to investigate the case.



The Texas Rangers are investigating following a deadly officer-involved shooting in Edinburg.

The Edinburg Police Department said police were called out to the 2900 block of Pablo Street around midnight.

Authorities said that when they arrived on the scene, they encountered a man that was suicidal.

Police said that the man had a knife in his hands and was threatening people.

We’re told that the officers were attacked and that’s when deadly force was used.

Police said the subject was shot and later died.

More details are expected to be released this afternoon.

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