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2 arrested, 2 at large after attempted burglary in Amarillo

May 4th, 2018 - Comments Off

AMARILLO, Texas – Amarillo police said officers have arrested two men in connection with a residential burglary and assault on Wednesday morning.

Police said detectives are still looking to identify two other suspects in the case.

A news report states officers were dispatched at 10:05 a.m. to the 1900 block of North Manhattan Street because of shots fired.

The report stated that the victim, a 41-year-old man, told police that he had just been shot at. The victim said he arrived at his house in the 2700 block of Northeast 20th Avenue and saw at least three men attempting to break into his back door.

One of the suspects reportedly ran east on Northeast 20th and then south on Manhattan Street. The other ran west on Northeast 20th.

The victim reportedly chased one of the suspects and tried to apprehend him. The suspect fired a gun at least two times at the victim while running away, police said. The victim was not injured.

The department’s SWAT team and patrol officers were able to track two of the suspects to an apartment complex in the 1400 block of North Jefferson Street.

Hjarien Leraun Moore, 34, and Michael Denzel Barnes, 29, were arrested.

Detectives determined the two men were both connected to the attempted burglary and shooting and were arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity, the department stated.

The two suspects escaped and remain at large. They are both black men wearing dark clothing. One had a mask over his head and face and the other had a hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call the Amarillo Police Department or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

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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