AMARILLO -- On August 25, at 12:20 a.m., Amarillo Police were called out to the 1100 block of NW 16th on a report of shots being fired and that someone had been shot.
When Officers arrived, they were directed to a vehicle that was leaving the scene. Officers followed a gold Chevrolet Impala and stopped it and another vehicle, a blue Oldsmobile Delta 88, that appeared to be with the Impala. Officers stopped the vehicles in the 1500 block of N. Fannin. Officers secured all the occupants of the vehicles and began their investigation.
The victim was later found at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was later taken to a Lubbock hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries
Officers determined that the victim and some of his friends were at a nearby convenience store and were in a verbal argument with some other people. The victim and his friends decided to leave and noticed that they were being followed. The cars ended up stopping in the 1100 block of NW 16th and continued their verbal arguing. At one point, an unidentified suspect reportedly retrieved a firearm and began shooting at the occupants.
Christopher Eugene Irabor, 24, was taken into custody and charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon and was booked into the Potter County Correction Center.
The incident remains under investigation.
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