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2 suspects arrested in Easter homicide

April 17th, 2017 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — Two men were arrested in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting on Easter Sunday.

Jesus Coronado-Sanchez, 30, was gunned down around 1 a.m. while visiting with a group of friends who were standing with him in the driveway of a residence in the 2600 block of Rule Street.

Vicente Ortiz, 30, and Cristian Omar Villaloboz, 21, were named by the Amarillo Police Department and the Special Crimes Unit as the two suspects were detained.

The suspects were located around 8 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Marrs Street and were booked into the Potter County Detention Center. Police said murder warrants had been issued for both men.

Police said Coronado-Sanchez was shot in the upper body and died at the scene. An autopsy has been ordered by Potter County Justice of the Peace Richard Herman.

Investigators determined that Coronado-Sanchez at the time was involved in a dispute with another person, which they believe may have led to the gunfire.

Coronado-Sanchez’s death is the fourth homicide of the year within the Amarillo city limits, and the third in less than a month after Dalia Jo Soria was found dead from an assault on April 3.

Gregory Lynn Battee Jr., 21, was shot and killed early on March 30. Two suspects were in custody in connection with the death.

The first homicide of the year happened on Jan. 3 when Jacob Isaac Valdez, 36, was found dead in a home in the 1600 block of LaSalle St. Two men were also arrested in connection with his death.

Mfrances is a news writer for NinjaCOPS.com where you can get high quality wholesale stun guns, self-defense weapons, and rechargeable stun gun flashlights.

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