The Amarillo Police Department has released a statement regarding Amarillo's third homicide for this year so far.

According to the release issued by APD

On February 1st at 10:29 AM, APD officers were called to an apartment in the 2600 block of south Spring Street on a shooting. Zaedrion Amon Morgan, 26-year-old male, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Zaedrion was treated but died from his injuries. Jameeka Monique Bates, 25-year-old female, was detained leaving the area and later charged with Murder. Bates was booked into the Potter County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by the Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit.

According to Potter County Detention Center records, Bates remains in custody on a murder charge and her bail has been set at $200,000.

PCDC Jameeka Monique Bates
Jameeka Monique Bates

This shooting death comes as one of several violent incidents that have occurred in rapid sequence.

On January 25, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to north Williams street where they discovered the body of Jeremie Ray Gomez (36).

On January 28, Douglas Voight (48) was arrested and charged in the shooting death of Brandi Padilla (38) and injuring another unidentified male (36).

If you have any information on a possible suspect or suspects call the Amarillo Police Homicide Unit at 806-378-9468.  You can also contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers and leave an anonymously at 806-374-4400 or online at  You can also leave a tip on the ACS P3 app.

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 1/20/2022

Amarillo Murders in 2021

With an official tally of 27 murders, the year 2021 saw the highest number of homicides in Amarillo since 1994.

Below is a closer look at the year's criminal acts that resulted in life lost.

**Note from the Editor: The following is not an exhaustive list. We have compiled what you see below from news reports, official police statements, along with where the case stands in the court system. If you see any errors in reporting or fact, please email the editor directly at along with any supporting documents.

We wish to stress that all individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***Not pictured: Edward Matthew Gamez

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