Arrest made in Amarillo hotel murder


On Wednesday, Amarillo Police Department Homicide Detectives obtained a murder warrant for  39 year old Christopher Lee Cote in the shooting death of Dillon Austin. 

Officers contacted Cote and he turned himself in at the Amarillo Police Department. Cote was booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

Monday evening, APD officers were called to the OYO Hotel in the 1600 block of East Interstate 40 on an injured male inside of a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers located the male in the back lot of the hotel. 

The investigation showed that Austin was shot inside a room of the hotel and then walked to the vehicle. Austin was found deceased inside of the vehicle. 

Detectives ask that anyone with information on this case call the APD Homicide Unit at 378-9468 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously at www.amapolice.org or on the Amarillo Crime Stoppers P-3 mobile app.

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