17 Year Old Left Critically Injured After Shooting In Amarillo
A failed robbery attempt left a 17-year-old critically wounded at an apartment complex Thursday evening.
Around 4:30 P.M. the Amarillo Police Department was called to an Apartment complex at the 2800 Block of SW 28th Ave after reports of a shooting were made. Arriving at the scene police found a 17-year-old boy with critical gunshot wounds.
An ambulance was called and the boy was transported to a nearby hospital to receive emergency treatment. After questioning witnesses and inspecting the scene APD officers and detectives determined that a robbery attempt had taken place.
4 suspects were identified in relation to the robbery.
The first suspect, Chase Hunt 17, was identified in relation to the shooting and was arrested and booked into Potter County Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The second suspect, Dylon Raymor 17, was arrested for tampering with evidence, failure to report a felony causing serious bodily injury, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
The third suspect, Cameron Hunter was arrested for failure to report a felony causing serious bodily injury.
The last suspect's name and charges in relation to the crime were not released due to their status as a juvenile.
Sadly, crimes of this nature in Amarillo seem to happen more and more commonly. As residents of Amarillo, the best that we can do to prevent crimes such as these can be through simple means. By locking doors, staying aware of our surroundings, and possibly looking into security systems we can help prevent ourselves and our residences from becoming a target for criminals.
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