TX Man Damon Messer ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Fatal Amarillo Church Shooting

AMARILLO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Damon Landon Messer, Amarillo, Texas, has been identified as the victim found suffering from gunshot injuries while in the parking lot of an Amarillo church parking lot Wednesday night.

Messer, 41, was killed in a fatal shooting on Wednesday evening near the Family Life Church, located on Southwest 58th Avenue, in Amarillo, TX.

At 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, officials responded to the Family Life Church on calls of disorderly conduct. Upon arrival, Messer was found suffering from at least one gunshot injury.

Officials determined that two men were arguing in the parking lot when the fatal shooting occurred.

Messer was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Officials are still investigating what led up to the fatal shooting.

No arrests have been made yet.

An autopsy will be conducted in Lubbock, reports NewsChannel10.

Anyone with possible information of the fatal incident should contact police at 911.

According to social media, Messer worked an an RPR coordinator at AutoNation Chevrolet in Amarillo. He graduated at Amarillo College and attended Tascosa High School.

Family members and friends took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

Geo quick facts: Amarillo is a city in the Texas Panhandle. It’s a gateway to the vast, trail-lined Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The Cadillac Ranch is an installation of graffiti-decorated cars, partly buried in a field. With art deco and Spanish Revival buildings, the U.S. Route 66–Sixth Street Historic District is a hub for dining and antiques. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to the famous horse breed – wikipedia.

TX Man Bryce McClerkin ID’d As Victim In Fatal Monday Callahan County Rollover Crash

CALLAHAN COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Bryce Mikal McClerkin, of Arlington, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash in Callahan County on Monday afternoon.

McClerkin, 24, was operating a vehicle on Interstate 20 in Callahan County Monday around 2 p.m. when the fatal crash occurred.

A GMC pickup, traveling on I-20 near Putnam, TX, was attempting to pass another vehicle, when it lost control and exited the roadway.

McClerkin’s GMC then struck a guardrail, a signpost and rolled over several times before coming to a rest.

The victim was ejected from the pickup during the violent collision.

McClerkin was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, a crash report noted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent wreck.

Geo quick facts: Putnam is a town in Callahan County, Texas, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Tyler TX Man Terry Dewayne Cain ID’d As Victim In Fatal Saturday Single-Vehicle Crash

TYLER, TX. (THECOUNT) — Terry Dewayne Cain, of Tyler, Texas has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Tyler Saturday, according to Tyler PD.

Cain, 38,was operating a Dodge Challenger in the 900 block of North Parkdale Drive, in Tyler, TX, when for unknown reasons, he crossed centerlines and exited the roadway about 4:15 p.m. late Saturday afternoon.

The vehicle then overturned and landed upside down in a creek before coming to a rest upside down.

Officials later pronounced Cain dead at the scene.

Family has been notified. Investigation into the accident is still ongoing, reports CBS19TV.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal crash may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Tyler is a city in eastern Texas. It’s known as a center for rose cultivation. In season, thousands of rose bushes line the manicured grounds of the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. The Tyler Rose Museum explores the history of the city’s annual Texas Rose Festival. Housed in an 1859 mansion set in landscaped LeGrand Park, the Goodman Museum features antique furnishings and Civil War–era medical artifacts – wikipedia.

TX Woman Killed In Weds Odessa H2 Hummer-Vs-4Runner Crash Involving Kids ID’d As Maylin Gabriela Melo Perez

ODESSA, TX. (THECOUNT) — Maylin Gabriela Melo Perez has been identified as the victim in a fatal Odessa, Texas, crash on Wednesday.

Melo Perez, 36, was operating a Toyota 4Runner with two children passengers, traveling on Andrews Hwy near the intersection of 87th St, when she ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.

Martina Nabarrete Banuelos, 54, was traveling northbound on Andrews Highway in a H2 Hummer and struck Meol Perez as she passed through the intersection, reports NewsWest9.

Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the accident scene and discovered Melo Perez mortally injured and two children suffering from critical injuries.

Melo Perez was pronounced deceased on scene of multiple blunt force injuries.

Both children, a 2-year-old male and 6-year-old male, were transported to area hospitals and are currently listed in critical condition.

Banuelos was also transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible additional information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Odessa is a city in western Texas. Downtown, Jack Ben Rabbit is an 8-foot-tall statue of a jackrabbit. Another 37 Jamboree Jackrabbits dot the city. The Presidential Archives and Leadership Library exhibits presidential memorabilia. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Stonehenge is a replica of the famous English site. To the southwest, meteorite fragments are on display at the Odessa Meteor Crater – wikipedia.

TX Lamar HS Student Makaila Simon ID’d As Spring Girl Shot Dead By BF Handling Gun

SPRING, TX. (THECOUNT) — Makaila Simon has been identified by family members as the Lamar High School junior shot dead by 17-year-old, Javon Martin.

Martin was charged with criminal negligent homicide, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said, following a Spring, Texas shooting that fatally wounded Simon early morning Sunday.

The fatal shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Kimberly Glen Lane near Postwood Glen Drive.

The suspect and the victim had been engaged in a brief relationship, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet.

@SheriffEd_HCSO Update on Kimberly Glen: 17-yr old male & 15-yr old female, said to be dating. Male retrieves & discharges a firearm striking the female. Female is confirmed deceased. Motive is unknown. Multiple people were in the home at time of incident. Investigation is underway #HouNews

The girl’s mother identified her as a 9th grader at Lamar High School, reports click2houston.

The distraught mother said said her daughter had just celebrated her 15th birthday Saturday at the Cheesecake Factory.

According to investigators, Martin was handling a rifle when he jokingly pointed it at Simon and pulled the trigger.

Simon was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

“They were inside a bedroom. There were other people home at the time and our condolences go out to the family,” Sheriff Gonzalez said.


Geo quick facts: Spring is a census-designated place within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston in Harris County, Texas, United States, part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 54,298 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

TX Police Say Teen BF Oscar Alvarado Did NOT Shoot Self, Houston GF Anabel Lopez 17, Arrested Manslaughter

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Anabel Lopez has been arrested in the murder of her boyfriend, Oscar Alvarado, after informing police Monday that the teen had accidentally shot himself.

Lopez, 17, was arrested Wednesday and charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend, Alvarado, also 17.

Houston Police were dispatched to a call of shots fired at a home on Jenikay Lane, in Houston, TX, on Monday morning.

When investigators arrived, they say Alvarado was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Deputies say Lopez first claimed Alvarado shot himself accidentally while playing with a gun, reports ABC13.

Lopez later claimed that she was the one playing with the gun when it accidentally discharged, fatally striking Alvarado.

Authorities did not comment on a possible motive in the shooting or whether or not it was accidental.

Lopez was transported to jail and is awaiting processing.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.

Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants, according to wikipedia.

FL Man Sean Tunnel ID’d As Apparent Titusville Drowning Victim

TITUSVILLE, FL. (THECOUNT) — Sean Michael Tunnel has been identified as the man found floating in a Titusville waterway.

Tunnel, 46, was discovered dead near the A. Max Brewer Bridge, in Titusville, FL, in what authorities believe was an accidental drowning.

A preliminary investigation revealed Tunnel’s death was most likely an accidental drowning, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Toxicology tests are being conducted to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in Tunnel’s death, reports FloridaToday.

Tunnel resided on a Titusville sailboat that had been moored in the area. Public record show he also maintained a Hollywood, Florida address.

Anyone with possible information on the case may contact police at 911.

Titusville is a city in and the county seat of Brevard County, Florida, United States. The city’s population was 43,761 as of the 2010 United States Census. Titusville is located along the Indian River, west of Merritt Island and the Kennedy Space Center, and south-southwest of the Canaveral National Seashore, source Wikipedia.

TX Man Michael Alan Pate ID’d As Victim In Saturday Alpine Fatal Shooting

ALPINE, TX. (THECOUNT) — Michael Alan Pate, of Alpine, Texas, has been identified as the victim found fatally shot in his residence Saturday.

Pate, 34, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds while in his South Cockrell Street residence Saturday around 8:43 a.m., according to the Alpine Police Department.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Police are searching for 42-year-old Robert Nin, who is considered armed and dangerous.

The murder reportedly took place in the 300 block of South Cockrell Street. The identity of the victim has not been released. Continue reading

TX Couple Tim & Sharon Scarborough ID’d As Victims Found Shot Dead Inside Lubbock Home Saturday Night

LUBBOCK, TX. (THECOUNT) — Tim Scarborough and Sharon Scarborough have been identified as the Texas couple found shot inside a Lubbock residence on Saturday.

The couple were discovered deceased in a Saturday incident that occurred around 9:30 p.m. at 4703 29th St, in Lubbock, TX, which is near Smylie Wilson Middle School.

In a statement, Lubbock Police said it appeared that the victims were the only ones involved in the shooting and there are no outstanding suspects. Police did not elaborate.

Police say 60-year-old Tim Scarborough and 59-year-old Sharon Scarborough were found dead inside the home. Police say both had what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Continue reading

TX Man Eric Thomas ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Conroe Shooting

CONROE, TX. (THECOUNT) — Eric Thomas has been identified as the victim found suffering from gunshot wounds while seated inside a vehicle Saturday night in Conroe, officials said.

Thomas, 36, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in a vehicle parked near Rhodes Lane near Main Street Saturday night.

No suspects have been arrested in the case and officials released no suspect or motive information at this time but the investigation is ongoing.

Montgomery County sheriff deputies found 36-year-old Eric Thomas with a gunshot wound to his chest, officials said. Thomas was taken to a hospital where he later died. Continue reading