Friday Night Murder-Suicide In Amarillo
Two shooting deaths on Friday night have been ruled an apparent murder-suicide.
Amarillo police were called to residence 500 block of SE 14 near downtown on a complaint of shots fired and a woman screaming just before midnight Friday.
An officer responding to the call saw a man leaving the area after pointing a gun at the patrolman. The man disappeared and a shot was heard.
After other officers arrived the man, 38-year-old Joe Angel Martinez Jr. was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest. Upon investigating the residence authorities found 29-year-old Monica Barrientos deceased inside, also from a gunshot wound.
Authorities have ruled this a murder-suicide.