17-year-old arrested in Lamesa in connection with deadly shooting

Published: Feb. 16, 2016 at 11:11 PM CST|Updated: May. 16, 2016 at 10:11 PM CDT
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Dominique Adams
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Dominique Adams and family
Dominique Adams and family

LAMESA, TX (KCBD) - UPDATE: Lamesa police say 17-year-old Joe Johnson has been arrested in the deadly shooting. He is currently being held at the Dawson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Lamesa police are investigating the shooting death of Dominique Adams, who died Tuesday afternoon on his way to UMC.

Lamesa Police Chief Dale Alwan says they have a person of interest detained and are conducting interviews as of Tuesday night.

Police got the call around 3 p.m. about the shooting at South 4th Street and Avenue H.

If you have any information about this incident, police ask that you contact Crime Line at 872-TIPS.

It is a call no Lamesa citizen wants to hear, that a neighborhood resident was gunned down.

"Things like this really don't happen that often in a small town," said Lamesa city councilman Chance Britt. "When they do, it hurts us as a community. Hopefully this investigation is resolved quickly."

Lamesa Chief of Police Dale Alwan says when he arrived on scene  after 3 p.m., the ambulance had left with Dominique Adams, who suffered from critical gunshot wounds.

The ambulance took Adams to meet Aeorocare in O'Donnell, but Alwan said Adams died before that could happen.

Police remained on scene to investigate the crime as a murder.

"We're not going to exclude anything or anyone until we're done with the investigation," Alwan said. "The detectives are working that end of it and taking statements."

Police interviewed witnesses and identified suspects, and have one unnamed person of interest detained.

Lamesa residents hope police will have answers soon.

"I'd like to pass my condolences along to the family," Britt said. "This is very unfortunate and I'm saddened by this."

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