Shooting in SW Amarillo neighborhood kills MMA promoter

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 45-year-old man in South Amarillo early Friday morning.

According to police, officers arrived just after 1 a.m., to the 8200 block of Progress to find two men in the street with one man down.

One man, later identified as 45-year-old James Larsen, had a gunshot wound to his upper body.

Pronews 7 has confirmed through a close friend of Larsen that he was a well-known Shark Fight promoter.

Larsen later died at the hospital, police said. An autopsy was ordered by a Justice of the Peace.

Another man had non life-threatening injuries to the upper body.

Any information on this shooting can be reported to the Special Crimes Unit of the Amarillo Police Department at 378-9468.