Investigation underway after man shot and killed by Mesquite police

The Mesquite Police Department is currently investigating an officer involved shooting at the Audubon Park Apartments, 5100 Northwest Drive.

According to officials, a 9-1-1 call came into Mesquite PD at around 7:45am this morning. The call taker could hear screams in the background and believed an assault was taking place. Dispatchers tracked the number to the Audubon Park Apartments and sent officers to check on the situation.

At least two officers responded to the apartment complex. When they arrived, there was a confrontation between the officers and a male suspect. During the encounter, two officers shot the suspect. They immediately began life-saving measures and called paramedics to assist. The man was taken to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.

Officials say Mesquite officers had been called to deal with the couple in the past. It has been reported that the victim has mental illnesses.

Mesquite PD will be releasing additional information later this afternoon.