Club shooting leaves 3 in critical condition, suspect under arrest
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:56:13 GMT —
Amarillo Police Department has made an arrest in the Thursday's early morning shooting at Rounders Club off Georgia and Virginia Circle.
27-year-old Brandon Leroy Greene was booked into the Potter County Detention Center on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he shot the the three victims around 2 a.m.
"The officers were originally dispatched at 1:52 a.m. And it was originally put in as a vandalism to a vehicle, someone reporting that a vehicle had been damaged," said APD Sergeant Brent Barbee. "Before officers actually arrived there was additions on the call that someone had been shot."
When police arrived on the scene they found three victims in critical condition, 29-year-old Sergio Rodriguez, 32-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, and 21-year-old Alex Gomez.
ProNews 7 has learned that at least one of the victims was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital. All 3 victims were said to be in critical condition at the time of the incident.
"Initial information is that there were two shot in the leg and another shot in the leg and torso," said Sgt. Barbee.
stigating the shooting, police gathered information on a possible suspect and description of a 2001 gray Chevrolet Tahoe.
"Then they used other investigative resources up with a possible vehicle and they also developed info that this person might be en route to a club on the 600 block of Amarillo Boulevard West
," said Barbee.
At about 2:10 a.m., an APD officer saw the Tahoe leaving the Legends night club at 600 W. Amarillo Boulevard.
"When the vehicle pulled away from the club, they stopped him near 10th and North Van Buren and found it was occupied by more than 1 person, one of them was the individual that they had information was involved in the shooting
Detectives found evidence that indicated Greene fired the shots which struck the victims. APD continues to investigate the case.
"They had some initial information that there may have been more than one person shooting, we haven't confirmed any of that, we haven't established any other information that we can release yet on that
The shooting wasn't Green's first run-in with the law. In 2003, Texas Department of Public Safety records show he was arrested for 2nd degree robbery. In 2004, he was charged with evading arrest.
APD is asking residents that may have additional information to contact them at (806) 374-4400 and www.amapolice.org.