Two People Found Shot Dead in Amarillo; Police Question Suspect

Amarillo Police have a suspect in custody in a double homicide.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired just after six Saturday morning at 3010 Westhaven in Amarillo.   There, they found 24 year old Stephanie Beard and 24 year old Daniel Brittain shot to death.  Four children were also found alone in the home; officers say two of them belong to Beard.

Police say two witnesses told them they saw a black male running west shortly after the shots were fired.  That suspect is 26 year old Wilbert Ramon Banks.

Narcotics and SWAT officers helped police search the home of Banks' relatives at 27th and Grand Street until they received an anonymous tip that Banks was in the 1300 block of Herman.  He was arrested there.

The four children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services and two witnesses are also in protective custody.

Investigators speculate a domestic dispute may have led to the murders.