Amarillo police searching for suspect in Sunday slaying

Amarillo police have identified a suspect in the Sunday slaying of Albert Phillip Pacheco Jr. and are asking the public for help in finding him.

 

A warrant for the arrest of Jorge Alberto Falcon Sanchez, 34, on a murder charge has been issued. APD and its Special Crimes Unit officers identified Sanchez as a suspect in Pacheco’s murder after finding evidence linking him to the crime, according to a news release.

The warrant was issued by the 47th District Attorney’s Office in Potter County on Thursday.

Investigators determined that Sanchez lived in the area of the homicide, and APD said they have recovered physical evidence linking him to the crime.

Sanchez is described as a Hispanic male who is 5-foot-8, weighs approximately 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen in Amarillo on May 14.

APD officers were called to an alley in the 800 block of North Roosevelt Street on Sunday, where Pacheco was found unconscious and not breathing.

Medical personnel at the scene determined he was dead, and investigation of the scene by SCU determined the death to be a homicide. A cause of death was not released in APD reports.

Pacheco is the fifth person to be murdered in Amarillo this year and the third in the last six weeks.

Dalia Jo Soria was found dead from an assault on April 3.

Gregory Lynn Battee Jr., 21, was shot and killed early on March 30.

Jesus Coronado-Sanchez, 30, was gunned down around 1 a.m. on Easter.

Jacob Isaac Valdez, 36, was found dead in a home in the 1600 block of LaSalle Street on Jan. 3.

Anyone with information on Pacheco’s murder or the location of Sanchez is asked to call SCU at 806-378-9468, Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400, or to submit a tip online at amapolice.org.

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