One person dead, another arrested after shooting in south Amarillo


Late Tuesday evening, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the Country Club Villa apartments at 4401 south Coulter Street on shots fired. 

Officers located 21-year-old Russell Jones on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Jones was pronounced deceased at the scene and the APD Homicide Unit was notified.

Witnesses at the scene told officers that two vehicles left right after the shooting occurred.  Another witness contacted police with information about the shooting. 

The suspect also called 911 and reported that he had been shot. Officers located him at an apartment in the 1600 block of Kentucky Street. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for his injury and later transported to the Amarillo Police Department to speak with homicide detectives. 

Joshua Nelson, 31, was arrested and booked into the Randall County jail on a charge of murder.

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