The Amarillo Police Department is seeking help in finding a murderer.

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Back in January, we reported on a shooting that took place on January 26th.

On Thursday, January 26th at 5:45 AM the Amarillo Police Department received a call about gunshots in the 4100 block of South Travis. When APD arrived at the scene, they found 24-year-old Markell Damarion Toombs-Reed lying in the street with a gunshot wound. Unfortunately, Mr. Toombs-Reed was pronounced dead at the location of the shooting.

The murderer(s) are still at large

The APD is still searching for the suspect in this murder.   During the investigation, it was found that the suspect's vehicle was seen on camera.  According to the video evidence obtained shows multiple people were involved in the murder.  APD has photographic evidence of the suspects getting out of the suspected vehicle.

Jones, Cory
Jones, Cory

The APD is looking for any information on who committed this murder or the owner of this vehicle.  The suspect vehicle is a silver or gray Chevy Impala, it is possible it is beige or similar color.

Jones, Cory
Jones, Cory

If you have any information about this incident, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400 or go to  All tips received at this number or website are anonymous.  If your tip helps to solve this murder you could earn a reward.

Help get the word out and help Markell's family find justice in the death of their son.

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The year 2021 saw a staggering 24 homicides in Amarillo, Texas--the highest number the city had seen since 1994. A lower figure for 2022 was predicted, but the year finished out with a total of 28 homicides.

Below is a partial list of those accused in this year's murders. We have intentionally left off this list those who have been No Billed by a grand jury, had their charges modified to a lesser offense, or wherein the accused is a juvenile.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change, pending legal proceedings.

Updated: January 10, 2022

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark/TSM

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With an official tally of 27 murders, the year 2021 saw the highest number of homicides in Amarillo since 1994.

Below is a closer look at the year's criminal acts that resulted in life lost.

**Note from the Editor: The following is not an exhaustive list. We have compiled what you see below from news reports, official police statements, along with where the case stands in the court system. If you see any errors in reporting or fact, please email the editor directly at along with any supporting documents.

We wish to stress that all individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***Not pictured: Edward Matthew Gamez

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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Let's just say that these folks are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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