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Amarillo Boulevard Homicide

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Amarillo police are investigating a murder that happened Monday morning just after midnight.

Police say 26-year-old Jeremy Lawrence Haywood of Amarillo was shot in the chest as he was leaving the Los Dos Compadres bar in the 5400 block of East Amarillo Boulevard.

He later died at Northwest Texas Hospital.

Witnesses say two Hispanic males left the Los Dos Compadres bar at the time of the shooting. An autopsy will be performed in Lubbock on Monday.

This is the eighth homicide in Amarillo so far this year... And while it may seem like we've had an unusually large number of murders, but police say that's not the case. 

Sgt. Brent Barbee with APD says, "so much coverage, so much exposure, so many things happening in a short amount of time. Back to the death involving the child that had been missing and special crimes checking into that whether it was a homicide. A couple of officer involved shootings, high profile event that happened last week and it creates the impression of a lot of activity." 

To put it into perspective... There were 12 homicides in Amarillo in 2009, 19 in 2007 and 5 in 2006, so it varies greatly from year to year.

If you have information, you are asked to call Potter Randall Special Crimes at 378 - 4268.

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