Man arrested after firing shots at APD officers: 2nd suspect jailed for criminal mischief


Thursday evening, Amarillo police officers were called to the 200 block of north Jefferson Street on a physical assault. While responding to this call, at 9:33 PM, another call came in from the 600 block of northwest 3rd Avenue on hit and run with shots being fired. At 9:34 PM, a third call came in from the 700 block of northwest 4th Avenue on a possible assault and vandalism of a vehicle.

Officers were sent to each location, which were within two blocks of each other, and found all three calls to be separate incidents.
 
The original call in the 200 block of north Jefferson Street was domestic assault at a residence. The suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived. The suspect was identified, and a report was made.
 
The call in the 600 block of northwest 3rd Avenue was another domestic violence incident. Officers were told that the male suspect intentionally struck the victims vehicle with his. While leaving the scene of the assault, the suspect began firing shots at the victim striking the vehicle that she was in. The suspect was identified but was unable to be located. A report was made on this incident.
 
The incident in the 700 block of northwest 4th Avenue was also a domestic argument, which included a vandalism to a vehicle. All involved parties were still on scene when officers arrived. Officers investigated the incident, and a report was made on the domestic argument. Darren Lee Jones was arrested for criminal mischief, for causing damage to the other party’s vehicle, and booked into the Potter County Detention Center.
 
While out on these incidents, at 9:54 PM, officers heard multiple shots being fired within a very close vicinity. Officers could see multiple people in the area ducking and running. The officers moved towards the gunshots in the 200 block of north Jefferson Street and could see the muzzle flash of a gun in the darkness. 

Officers approached the gunshots on foot and could see a male suspect armed with a semiautomatic rifle in front of a residence.  The male continued to shoot as officers approached but stopped as they identified themselves. 

The suspect then lowered the rifle and walked around the side of the residence to discard the weapon. Officers safely took the male into custody and identified him as 36 year old Tommy Ray Johnson.

Johnson was arrested for aggravated assault on a public servant, tampering with evidence, and discharging a firearm in a municipality. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

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