Amarillo police investigating homicide

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Amarillo police responded to a call early Saturday and discovered one man dead from a gunshot wound.

At 12:39 a.m. Saturday, the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a male who was speaking Spanish. The male quit talking before a Spanish-speaking call taker could get on the line or an address could be obtained, but the call taker could tell that the male was in distress, according to a news release from APD.

Amarillo Police Department
Amarillo Police Department

The cell phone call was traced to the area of the 400 block of southeast 15th Avenue. Emergency personnel responded and located the correct address to be in the 1400 block of South Pierce Street.

EMS responders and officers found the back door open and officers located Gonzalo Zubia, a 34-year-old male, dead in a back room. Zubia died of a gunshot wound, the release states.

The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Homicide Unit at (806) 378-9468 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously online at or on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P3 mobile app.

With so many individuals using cell phones and not landlines, the Amarillo Police Department stresses the importance of giving an address as soon as possible during an emergency phone call. Emergency calls on cell phones can often be tracked to a location close to where they are being made and in some instances the exact address, but they are not always accurate.

One of the first pieces of information you should give to the emergency call taker is your address. This will allow them to get emergency responders started toward your emergency without delay.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo police investigating homicide

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