AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities said in a news release Thursday that the victim of a late-night shooting Wednesday at an Amarillo apartment complex was arrested after an investigation by officers.
Amarillo police responded about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting at the Amarillo Gardens apartment complex, 1223 South Roberts St. where officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg outside on the southwest corner of the complex.
Authorities said the man was shot after he had tried to stop a fight that had broken out during a party at one of the upstairs apartments. He was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
LA JOYA, Texas — Authorities said a capital murder suspect is “presumed dead” following a standoff and shootout Tuesday evening that left at least two Edinburg police officers wounded.
“The threat has been taken care of and he’s presumed dead at this time,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The sheriff said Joaquin Cibrian, 29, reportedly shot two Edinburg police officers Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself in a home in south La Joya. Guerra said the suspect continued to fire from inside the building, making the removal of the officers difficult.
AUSTIN, Texas – An arrest affidavit states a group of four people reportedly made a journey from Harker Heights to Austin just to rob two people at gunpoint.
D’carlito Rawlins Lockett, 19, Devin Ray Reed, 17, Brittany Elise Lilly, 22, and Marcus Andrew Pelican, 20, were charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Police reportedly linked them to two alleged robberies: one in Austin and another in Round Rock.
According to the affidavit, Austin police began investigating the robbery of Nicole Akpunku at about 10:30 p.m. on June 25.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A 20-year-old Brownsville man was arrested Wednesday on a robbery charge after he was accused of robbing a convenience store in June.
Authorities said Angel Israel Vargas was arrested by Brownsville police on a warrant for robbery. The warrant reportedly stemmed from an investigation of a robbery that allegedly happened at the Valero store at the 3200 block of International Boulevard on June 28.
According to police reports, Vargas is the primary suspect in the alleged robbery and that he allegedly entered the store with his hand in his sweater and demanded the clerk give him money from the cash register.
FRESNO, California – One hostage and two robbers were killed after a bank robbery on Wednesday that led to a police chase and a shootout.
Police in the Northern California City of Stockton reportedly searched Saturday for an accomplice in the bank robbery and that investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists.
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Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department said there are evident similarities between a late-January robbery at the Bank of the West and the Wednesday robbery. Silva said that in both cases, armed robbers made their get-away by stealing a bank employee’s car.
AMARILLO, Texas — An Oklahoma man found with more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine in his rental car during an April Interstate 40 traffic stop reportedly pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal weapons charge.
Reports say Karl Wesley Kasiner, 46, of Eufala, Okla., pleaded guilty in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a charge that carries a prison term of five years to life imprisonment.
A Potter County deputy reportedly stopped a 2013 Hyundai Elantra about 1 p.m. on April 23, along Interstate 40 on a traffic offense of making an improper lane change.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A man is dead and another was in the hospital after a Sunday evening shooting involving two moving vehicles in Southeast Side.
Nicholas Leigh Bosmans, 35, was pronounced dead at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Jesus Romero, 29, was treated and released from the same hospital.
Witnesses told police a disturbance had taken place just before 7 p.m. between four people in a black Jeep and people in another gold vehicle, as they drove westward side-by-side in the 2700 block of Southeast Military Drive.