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Four Murders, One Officer Involved Shooting... Cracking the cases

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Four murders and one officer involved shooting... Amarillo Police are working around the clock to close the books.

Authorities say they're doing whatever it takes to crack the cases. Special Crimes' Sgt. Kevin Dockery says, "Not a lot of sleep. Nobody is getting much. We've called in people from the detective unit and the CSI unit."

Let's take a look at what's causing them to lose some shut-eye. We'll start back on July 19th... That's when police found the body of baby Miguel Angel Nunez inside a cooler in an attic at an Amarillo home... He'd been missing for the past six years. "His dad is in custody on charges or perjury. We're still waiting to get results back regarding the baby's death."

Fast forward ten days to July 29th and officers fired at 17-year-old Markeen Walker, after they say he pointed a gun at him outside the Sorority House Nightclub. "Mr. Walker is still at Northwest Texas Hospital. He needs to be stabilized before they can operate. He is still listed in critical condition."

Just hours later, police found a body on Williams Street. It was 63-year-old Thomas Ray Vaughan. Authorities say they've talked to relatives and friends, trying to find witnesses, but as of right now there are no leads in the case.

That brings us to August 3rd... When 58-year-old Gary Don Carner went on a crime spree, including kidnapping and murder, before being killed by authorities. They know he switched pain killers right before the incidents, but they're still searching for clues as to what made him snap. "We know what he was doing all that day, but we're still talking to a few people. Hopefully we should be able to wrap that up pretty soon."

The latest murder happened Monday just after midnight at the Los Dos Compadres bar on the boulevard... Officers are talking to witnesses, hoping to figure out who shot and killed 26-year-old Jeremy Haywood.

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