Man Arrested After Bullet Hits Home in Southlawn Area


On the morning of January 1, at 2:58, Amarillo Police responded to a shots fired call in the 4400 block of S. Travis. They found that at least one bullet had hit and penetrated a bedroom wall of a home there.

No one was injured by the shot, and officers recovered the bullet inside the home. Officers estimated the trajectory of the bullet using the holes in the wall. The shot appeared to originate in the area where neighbors had a fire in a barrel in the back yard at 4412 S. Parker.

Officers found a witness there. They found bullet holes in the barrel that lined up with the shot that hit the home. They made contact with Guadalupe Cain Deleon who was now inside the home. Officers determined that he had fired the shots, possibly in an attempt to ventilate the burning barrel. He was taken into custody. Officers located a .45 and .40 caliber handgun in a grill in the back yard of the home. 

Deleon was booked into the Randall County Jail for deadly conduct by discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and a traffic warrant.

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