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Early morning shooting leaves one person with life threatening injuries: Suspect on the run

Shooting suspect Weslen Patterson
Early Sunday morning, Amarillo police officers were called to a shooting at a residence in the 3400 block of Teckla Boulevard.

A 31 year old female and a 40 year old male were inside of the residence. Weslen Patterson, 29, opened a window from outside of the residence and shot the male in the upper body. Patterson then entered the residence and began choking the female.

The male victim left out of the front of the residence and Patterson followed him outside and shot him again in the upper body. Patterson then left the scene before officers arrived.

Patterson and the female victim had previously been in a dating relationship.

The male victim was transported to an area hospital with what is believed to be life threatening injuries. The female suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Detectives with the APD Domestic Violence Unit obtained warrants for  Burglary of a Habitation and Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon, for Patterson, through Randall County.

Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who knows where Weslen Patterson is located is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously online at or through the P3 Crime Stoppers App.

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