Longview authorities identify teen victim in officer-involved shootout


POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:47pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 3:43pm

Authorities have identified the alleged robber killed in a Sunday evening shootout with a Longview police officer.

The teen killed is Justin Aguilar, 15, of Longview, according to Gregg County Precinct 2 Judge Arthur Fort. He was pronounced dead at 10:00 p.m. the night of the shooting.

According to Longview Public Information Officer Kristi Brian, a robbery attempt happened around 6:00 p.m. at the "New-Way" gas station at the intersection of South Green Street & Avalon Avenue.

The robber ran from the scene, but the store clerk was able to provide authorities with a description, said police.

Law enforcement later found the suspect, but when they tried to arrest him, shots were fired. Aguilar, who was using a semi-automatic pistol, was shot and killed by police. 

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.

The 300 block of E Avalon Avenue remains blocked off Monday morning as Texas Rangers continue to investigate the police-involved fatal shooting. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Longview ISD released the following statement on Aguilar's death. He was a student within their school system:

We at Longview ISD are shocked and saddened at the news of what transpired Sunday, and we pray that the families of everyone involved can somehow find peace. 



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I did not know that posturing is what killed him? @Deaf Smith

Ok Justin, with that cool gang sign, see what happens when you try that stuff on cops who can shoot?

And that is a warning to all gang bangers. Posture all you want, but if you pull that stuff on the street expect the outcome to be... JUSTIFIED (and more than the TV show.)

There are lots of cops and lots of CHL holders here in Texas now.

First off, Justin wasn't a gang banger. Correct yo self right there.

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