AMARILLO, TX. (THECOUNT) — Adam Christopher Tuey has been identified as the Amarillo man fatally shot Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

Tuey, 36, is the subject of a Wednesday homicide investigation after he was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon during an apparent altercation in Amarillo. 46-year-old Antonio “Tony” Ascensio was taken into custody at the scene.


Police officers responded to the 900 block of Birmingham Street on a call of shots fired Tuesday around 2 p.m.

When they arrived, they discovered that three people had been engaged in an altercation.

Tuey was found suffering from apparent gunshot injuries at the scene.

He was pronounced dead of gunshot wounds at the scene.

Ascensio was arrested at the scene on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and an unrelated warrant. He was booked into the Potter County jail.

While searching for the suspect, three nearby Amarillo Independent School District schools were placed on lockout for safety measures, but no threats were made, reported NewsChannel10.

An autopsy was ordered and the next-of-kin was notified.

The incident remains under investigation.


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.

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