Potter County fugitive arrested in Minnesota

Potter County fugitive arrested in Minnesota
Tyrone Dawayne Black after his arrest. Mugshot provided by the Hennepin Co. Jail
Tyrone Dawayne Black after his arrest. Mugshot provided by the Hennepin Co. Jail

AMARILLO - A man suspected of killing a 19-year-old Amarillo resident was arrested in Minnesota this week, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Officials say Tyrone Dawayne Black, 23, was arrested Monday in Bloomington. Bloomington police officers were searching for a wanted individual at a hotel and encountered Black, eventually learning he had a warrant out of Potter County.

He was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, according to police. Online records show Black is still being held at the jail Thursday.

The APD issued a warrant for Black in November while investigating the death of Eric Ontario Smith. Smith died Nov. 23 after being shot in the head, according to the official autopsy. Smith was at the Paradise Club on N. Fillmore St. when the incident occurred.

Witnesses at the scene identified Black as a suspect in Smith's death.

Amarillo police say Black is from Eaden Prarie, Minnesota, and believed he had residing family there.

This story was edited on 7/16/15 at 5:02 p.m. to reflect new information.