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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Edinburg identified

2 months 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, September 28 2022 Sep 28, 2022 September 28, 2022 3:49 PM September 28, 2022 in News - Local

A man who was shot and killed by Edinburg police on Tuesday has been identified. 

The man has been identified as 36-year-old Leroy Villarreal, according to Ashly Custer, a spokesperson for the city of Edinburg. 

Edinburg police say Villarreal was believed to be armed when he headed towards officers in an "aggressive" manner and police opened fire at him. 

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Villarreal was taken to a hospital, where he died. 

The incident happened on the 2800 block of East Rogers Road. 

Custer said multiple officers were placed on administrative leave following the shooting, but Channel 5 News is still waiting to learn if the officers were on paid or unpaid leave.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident. 

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