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Local Detectives Help Solve Indiana Homicide Case

This man's family may now have closure after the Potter-Randall Special Crimes unit catches his alleged killer. This man's family may now have closure after the Potter-Randall Special Crimes unit catches his alleged killer.
Lt. Gary Trupe with APD Special Crimes Lt. Gary Trupe with APD Special Crimes

A homicide case stretches across five states until an alleged killer is located in our backyard.

Gunfire erupted in the small town of Columbus, Indiana on November 7th.

And when the shots ended.. One man was dead and two others were on the run.

This man's family may now have closure after the Potter-Randall Special Crimes unit catches his alleged killer.

Lt. Gary Trupe with Special Crimes, "They had been there at least a week to ten days before this witness actually contacted Indiana."

The witness said he had been threatened by Moises Osorio, who is now charged with murder, and Jose Ruiz to come to Amarillo with them.

Both men were put in jail on other charges... But one made bond before a warrant for assisting in a homicide was issued.

"Jose, he wasn't very high. He made bond sometime over the past weekend. We didn't have a warrant to hold him with and legally we can't hold him past somebody making bond." Lt. Trupe says.

Police are now searching for Ruiz... And expect to bring him in peacefully.

As far as assisting in this investigation... Lt. Trupe says his unit is happy to help... Because they never know when it will be them doing the asking.

"We are happy to help. We are happy to help anybody with solving a crime and putting somebody away, because we don't want them coming here committing another crime. So we can help them, some day we may need to go to Indiana, we may need their help. That family in Indiana deserves some type of closure same as a family in Amarillo."

If you know where Ruiz is, officials ask you call Special Crimes at 378-9468.

Lt. Trupe wanted to make sure that the detectives, SWAT members, and Sgt. Eric Smith who all worked this case receive recognition.

Some even cancelled time off plans to bring justice to this family.

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