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Two Men in Custody After SWAT Responds to Call

Two men are now in custody after the Amarillo Police Department's SWAT officers responded to a call in South Amarillo.

According to APD, officers were at the Canyons Apartments last night attempting to locate a 21-year-old suspect who had an outstanding parole warrant. Officers had information that the suspect may have been at the scene of another incident earlier in the week in which a suspect was armed.

Police confirmed that the suspect was inside of the building and another man was with him. The other man had a probation violation warrant. He was in the apartment with the man initially being sought, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Due to information that the suspect had access to firearms, APD PACE called for the assistance of APD SWAT officers. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspects by loudspeaker and by phone but there was no response.

At 11:50pm, officers introduced a chemical irritant into the apartment. The original suspect, 21, walked down from an upstairs apartment and was taken into custody. The second suspect did not come out immediately.

SWAT continued efforts to locate the man and at 1:30am, he was taken into custody.

APD investigation results show that the two men climbed through the ceiling and into another apartment, according to APD.

The suspects have been identified as Jimmy Reyes, 21 and Richard Izaguirre, 20. Reyes was arrested for a Parole Violation Warrant for resisting arrest, an original charge of Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit another Felony, and Criminal Mischief Greater than or Equal to $2500 but Less than $30,000. Izaguirre was arrested for a Probation Violation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, an original charge of Burglary of a Habitation, and three local municipal warrants.

Both suspects have been booked into the Randall County Jail.

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