Police investigating after woman found shot to death in Amarillo hotel

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 4:29 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 6, 2023 at 11:49 AM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating a morning homicide in east Amarillo.

Amarillo police say they were called to a hotel near the 4600 block of East I-40 on a report of a possible homicide around 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Officers found 31-year-old Kendra Vela dead in a room with apparent gunshot wounds.

Homicide Detectives were able to identify the suspect as a 29-year-old man.

The suspect was tracked to a near hotel around 7 p.m.

The Amarillo Police Department Critical Incident Response Team was called out and the suspect was taken into custody around 7:40 p.m.