SWAT situation in Amarillo ends with suspect still at large

SWAT situation in Amarillo ends with suspect still at large
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - UPDATE: Amarillo police ended the SWAT situation in southwest Amarillo around 9:45 Friday night, with no suspect in custody.

Raul Holguin, 18, was allegedly in the house at SW 44th and Parker Street after police said he drove a stolen white Jeep Cherokee into the garage.

Police were unable to locate Holguin, who is Hispanic, 5'7" and weighs around 140 pounds.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, a witness said they saw Holguin attempting to break in to several cars and called the police.

Officers were able to use the license plate number of Holguin's car to learn it was stolen out of Moore County.

Police spotted the vehicle two times before following it to the home where the SWAT situation then ensued.

Verbal negotiations, the bomb squad robot, dozens of rounds of tear gas, and a search on foot all ended with no suspect.

Holguin has been charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police.


Heavy police activity is ongoing in the 4000 block of South Parker Street, where the suspect in an apparent stolen automobile case has barricaded himself inside the home.

The Amarillo Police Department is asking all drivers to avoid the area at this time.

Officers were first dispatched to the call around 1 p.m. Friday. Officers determined that a Jeep the suspect was driving had been reported as stolen in Moore County.

The vehicle was spotted two other times hours later but officers were unable to catch the fleeing suspect.

An officer located the vehicle around 4 p.m. at the residence on South Parker Street. Three people, none of which were the suspected driver, came out of the home without incident.

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