APD investigating death of 19 year old man


Detectives with the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit are investigating an incident that occurred at J’s Bar on the night of Thursday 9/10/2020 into the early hours of Friday 9/11/2020. 

Joe Lawrence Rivera III, 19, was escorted from the bar and assaulted. Rivera received significant injuries and was treated at a local hospital and released. Rivera died on 9/14/2020.

The APD Homicide Unit is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone that may have further information, to call 378-9468 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be made anonymously at www.amapolice.org or on the Amarillo Crime stoppers P3 mobile app.

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