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Police identify man who shot self, fired at officers


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Authorities have identified a man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday night after opening fire on police near the Roswell Mall.

Zayne Clayton Carrillo, 19, shot at police officers and fled the mall parking lot, setting off a search by the RPD and other law enforcement agencies. according to a press release issued Thursday by the Roswell Police Department.

Carrillo fatally shot himself a short time later in the backyard of his family’s residence in the 100 block of Tierra Berrenda Drive at about 10 p.m., according to the press release.

Carrillo was pronounced dead after he was transported to a local hospital. No police officers fired their weapons or were injured.

Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the Roswell Police Department said Thursday that the case is closed.

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Police were dispatched to the mall in the 4500 block of North Main Street at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in response to a report of a male pointing a gun at a mall security guard and two Foot Locker store employees, the release states.

Carrillo showed up at the store to ask for a ride from a store employee he had known, but was repeatedly turned down.

As the store and mall closed for the night, a security guard ordered Carrillo to leave and began to escort him to a mall exit, according to the press release.

Carrillo then pulled out a gun, pointed it at the guard and ordered him to go back to the store.

When one of the employees called police, Carrillo ordered the guard to let him out of the mall, which was closed by that time.

The guard let Carrillo out of the mall through an entrance on the northeast side of the mall, according to where he was encountered by two police officers, the release states.

A foot pursuit began in the parking lot and Carrillo fired several shots at the officers before escaping into the nearby Berrendo Riverbed east of the mall, according to the release.

Police later received a call indicating Carrillo was at his family’s residence and had shot himself.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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