Another weekend another murder.  Or, I should say another day another murder in Amarillo.

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Amarillo Police Department received a call on Saturday, October 29th, at 10:28 pm.  Officers arrived at a house on the 1900 Block of NW 18th and found multiple gunshot victims.  Two males were found inside the home, and according to an APD press release a female victim was found in the backyard.   One man and the woman were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Lawrence Hart, a 19-year-old male was deceased.

CSI and the Justice of the Peace were called to the crime scene to investigate.  As of this time the case is still under investigation.  If you are anyone you know has information on this case, please call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400 or online at

UPDATE 10/31/22 8:37 AM: Amarillo Homicide Detectives identified a suspect in the homicide and obtained a murder warrant.  The Amarillo SWAT team was brought in to help locate the suspect.  APD took Bol Deng, male, 23 was taken into custody and booked into the Potter County jail for murder.  The case is still under investigation.

Saturday's shooting marks the 23rd homicide in Amarillo since the beginning of 2022.  Twenty-three homicides in less than a year, and that doesn't include officer-involved deaths or intoxicated manslaughter.

The number of murders seen is just ridiculous for a city the size of Amarillo.

These are just a few of the murders that have occurred in the last 6 months.

  • 46-year-old Armando Misael Ramos Hernandez was found deceased in a dumpster and it was ruled a homicide.
  •  53-year-old Khamphanh Phoummphard was murdered in the Eastridge Park area
  • beloved teacher and mother, Shereena Webster killed on August 18th, the suspect was her ex-boyfriend.
  • Karlee Michelle Messer was shot during a robbery on September 28th, 2022.
  • Adam Jeremiah Maes, 17, was shot at an apartment complex on Grand.

The list goes on and on and on.  

All these people had names, faces, and families, and now they are gone from the world.  Some were innocent some weren't, but the thing is, none of them deserved to be murdered.  It isn't someone else's job to judge and take a life.  Anger is alive and well in Amarillo, which is the driving force in most of these murders.  Anger, pride, greed, and lives lost.

Amarillo Murders in 2021

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

Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this far.

Amarillo's Biggest Drug Busts in 2021.....So Far

Amarillo can be a rowdy place with some lawless characters. Here's some of the biggest drug busts made in Amarillo for 2021 so far....and a little bit of the backstory.

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.

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