For anyone who missed the recent article talking about a small scuffle between a lady and some teenagers in a parking lot, I emphasized that "no parking lot is true of safe haven".

Well, this incident proves this point.

On the morning of Wednesday 28, at 3:15 a.m. a man was shot and injured in the Woodspring Suites parking lot off of I-40.

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Google Maps

The Amarillo Police Department was called to the scene shortly after the shooting, but by the time APD officers arrived on the scene, the shooter was gone and could not be found.

An ambulance was called immediately following the officer's discovery of the victim and he was taken to the hospital.

The suspect is still at large and an investigation regarding the shooting is currently underway.


Although we are nearing the end of both the holiday season with Christmas having recently passed and New Years' Eve Coming we are still in the season for crime.


Generally, it's around the holiday season when crime increases for a multitude of reasons, leaving unsuspecting citizens worrying for their safety when out early in the morning or late at night.

Although we can't change the statistics, we can decrease the odds of us being selected as a target for crime. Staying alert and attentive to your surroundings when walking to your car, making sure doors are locked, and avoiding the more crime-ridden areas of the town at the wrong hours can substantially decrease your risk of being the victim of a crime.

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Crime Grades Screenshot

So please, as we head into the New Year let's try and make it safe and sound for 2023 by doing our best to keep ourselves and our families safe.

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Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 6/18/2022

The Missing 18 People From the Texas Panhandle

These are the 18 people from the Amarillo area who have gone missing and have not yet been found. The cases are listed from most recent to oldest. Please take a look and see if you recognize any faces. Any information is helpful for investigators and the families missing them.

If you know anything about the following missing people, please call Amarillo Police Department at (806) 378-3038 You may make an anonymous tip.

Information gathered from the Amarillo Police Department, Charley Project, TXDPS, and NAMUS.


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