Woman found shot to death at east Amarillo hotel

UPDATE: The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit has identified Trey Phillip Greenleaf, 29, as the suspect in this case. Greenleaf was taken into custody and booked into the Potter County Detention Center for murder. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Sunday morning, Amarillo police officers were given information on a possible homicide at a hotel in the 4600 block of East I-40. 

Officers located 31-year-old Kendra Vela deceased in a room with apparent gunshot wounds. The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating. 

Homicide detectives were able to identify the suspect in this case as a 29-year-old male. The suspect was tracked to a hotel in the 1700 block of I-40 East. 

At 7:06 PM, the Amarillo Police Department Critical Incident Response Team was called to the hotel to apprehend the suspect. At 7:40 PM, the suspect was taken into custody.  

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