One woman killed, suspect in custody

One woman killed, suspect in custody
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Ralph Owens, 28, was booked into the Potter County Correction Center for Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault.  

Another female victim was struck by the car Owens was driving, her injuries were not life threatening.  

Preliminary autopsy results of Kristen King will be released later today.  

If you have any information on this case call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.


AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Special Crimes continues their investigation into what led to a woman's death in North Amarillo Monday afternoon.

It was an emotional scene at northeast 24th and Manhattan. The APD blocked off the intersection while also holding several residents back from crossing the crime scene tape.

Police were dispatched to 2901 NE 24th on a fight. The caller reported a person tried to run over someone with a white car. According to witnesses, the altercation turned deadly.

"The fight was occurring out in front of a home, " said Erick Bohannon with Amarillo Special Crimes. "At some point in time a lady was run over by one of the vehicles that a person was driving."

When officers arrived they found 27-year-old Kristen King deceased underneath a white car. Bohannon says the driver was somehow involved in the altercation and was taken into custody. Additionally, a number of other people from the neighborhood were also taken in for questioning.

"I'm hearing that there was possibly another person injured but we're still working," said Bohannon.

Justice of the Peace Gary Jackson ordered an autopsy to be performed in Lubbock on Tuesday morning.

Special Crimes is asking anyone who witness the incident to call them 806 378-9468. 

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