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Name released in deadly officer involved shooting in Childress

The name of the suspect in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Childress has been released. (Source: RNN) The name of the suspect in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Childress has been released. (Source: RNN)
CHILDRESS COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) -

Texas DPS officials have released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Childress last week. 

He has been identified as Steven Rene Cortez, 20, of Lubbock, Texas. 

Authorities said a sheriff's deputy in Donley Co. attempted to stop a vehicle around midnight on Friday morning. The car led officers on a chase through two other counties before ending up in Childress.

The Childress Police Department was able to disable the vehicle using a spike strip. 

Officials said Cortez then ran from the scene before Childress police officers and Childress County deputies located him nearby. 

The suspect then allegedly pointed a gun at officers and was shot. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.\

Texas Rangers are handling the investigation. 

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