Amarillo Police Investgate First Homicide Of 2023

The first homicide of 2023 has Amarillo Police looking for a suspect.

At 5:45 am the APD was called to the 4100 block of South Travis Street on gunshots heard in the area.

Officers found 24-year-old Markell Damarion Toombs-Reed lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police located 25 shell casings in the street, and Toombs-Reed also had a gun, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made as the APD’s Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit at 806-378-9468.

Information can also be given anonymously through Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400, at, or on the Amarillo Crime Stopper P3 Tips mobile app.