Man found dead in hotel room after standoff with Amarillo police

Early Sunday afternoon, Amarillo police officers were out at the Relax Inn, 6030 I-40 W, attempting to serve a felony parole violation warrant on a man who was in one of the rooms.

The subject barricaded himself in the room and refused to exit. After the other people in the room exited, officers began trying to negotiate with the man to come out.

After a few hours, the man stopped talking to officers. 

Officers fired a chemical agent into the room to try to get him to come outside. Shortly after, several shots were heard from inside the room. 

The Critical Incident Response Team was called out and negotiators continued to try to make contact with the man. The robot was able to get a window opened and a drone was sent in the room. 

The man was found in the bathroom deceased from a self inflicted gunshot wound. He is identified as 45 year old Timothy R. Murray. 

Murray's next of kin has been notified. 

This case is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post