Son arrested in Thursday afternoon Mesa Verde homicide

Son arrested in Thursday afternoon Mesa Verde homicide

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - An arrest has been made in Thursday afternoon's Mesa Verde homicide.

Thursday around 3:45 p.m., Amarillo police were dispatched to a residence in the 3800 block of Mesa Verde on a report of a person who had been shot.

Medics arrived and declared the victim was dead at the scene. Special Crimes was called in to investigate the death.

The shooting victim has been identified as Ricky Lee Howerter, 69.

Special Crimes has determined the victim's son, Robert Harold Howerter, 46, is the suspect in this case.

The Armstrong County Sheriff's Office arrested Howerter, for an unrelated offense.

A murder warrant was obtained in Potter County and served to Howerter in the Armstrong County jail.

Justice of the Peace Thomas Jones has ordered an autopsy to be performed in Lubbock on Oct. 27.

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