The name of the suspect killed in the early morning shooting on Wednesday has been released.
The 49-year-old suspect's name is Miguel Martinez.
Martinez was shot after breaking into his wife's home and then pointing a gun at APD officers when found in a shed at the back of the residence.
9:57 a.m. Update
According to APD, the home owner's estranged husband, who had moved out of the house, returned early Wednesday morning.
The husband had removed the outside a/c unit as a means of gaining entry into the home.
The wife woke up and spotted her husband in the bedroom holding a gun. At that time, he threatened to kill her and himself.
Both the wife and her estranged husband struggled over the gun until the husband finally left the house, upon which time the wife called 911.
Two cops arrived and found the husband in a backyard shed.
The husband pointed a gun at both officers, who then fired.
Multiple shots were fired by both officers, hitting the husband, who died at a hospital.
A neighbor says the suspect was shot five times in the chest, but this was not confirmed by APD.
Both officers are on administrative leave per department policy.
The Texas Rangers are currently investigating.
9:30 a.m. Update
A neighbor told KTAB he heard five gunshots early this morning and believes his neighbor was shot.
8:30 a.m. Update
The news conference has been postponed until 9:30 a.m.
An Abilene police officer was involved in a shooting early Wednesday morning, according to officials.
The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North 17 Street.
Within the hour, police detectives and a Texas Ranger were on scene investigating.
Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge is holding a news conference at 8:30 a.m. to release more information.
We will have details as they become available.