Man dies after shooting in west Amarillo

Tuesday evening, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of southwest 1st Avenue and south Bonham Street. 

Rodney Curtis Ward, 48, was the only occupant of the vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Ward was transported to a local hospital with a life-threatening injury. 

Later in the evening, detectives investigating the case made an arrest of a 15-year-old male juvenile in connection with the shooting. 

On Thursday, Ward died from his injury. 

Detectives with the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit are continuing the investigation into the details of the shooting. They ask that anyone with information on this case call the Homicide Unit at 378-9468 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. 

Information can also be given anonymously online at or on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P3 mobile app.

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