Suspect name released in weekend SWAT situation

Suspect name released in weekend SWAT situation
Source: Amarillo Police Dept.
Source: Amarillo Police Dept.

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police have released the name of the suspect involved in a SWAT situation this weekend. The suspect has been identified as Ray Fields Jr.

Saturday night, around 7:55 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man with a weapon in a park.

The initial call of this incident was to 705 NW 4th, Mary Hazelrigg Park, on a fight.

Witnesses reported that one person was pointing a handgun at people, refusing to put it down.

The suspect was initially reported to be at 2nd and N. Monroe and also at 3rd and N. Madison, an area on the south side of the park. When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the description of the suspect.

The man saw the patrol car and ran into his apartment at 209 N. Madison. Police repeatedly tried to make contact with the suspect but he wouldn't come out of the apartment.

APD SWAT was requested at about 8:35 p.m.  Around 10:15 p.m., Ray Fields Jr., 50, came out and was arrested.

Fields was booked into the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Officers later found a handgun matching the description of the one the suspect had pointed at a 59 year old female during the dispute in the park

No one was injured in the incident.

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