HEREFORD, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Update: According to the Hereford Police Department, the suspect arrested in the SWAT situation in Hereford is 22-year-old James Mireles, who was wanted out of Amarillo for allegations of aggravated assault and murder charges.
HPD said at around 2:32 p.m. police were notified of a pursuit happening at the edge of the city limits involving Mireles being pursued by the Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s office.
Hereford Police said officers responded to the 1000 block of South Julian to assist after Mireles crashed his vehicle and ran into a house.
HPD said due to the barricaded nature of the suspect, assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Marshals and Amarillo Police Department SWAT was requested.
After attempts to contact Mireles failed, gas was deployed and Mireles was taken into custody without further incident said Hereford Police.
On July 17 at around 1:50 p.m., the Amarillo Police Department responded to a shooting on the 600 block of south Mississippi Street. Timothy Wayne McCullough, 24, was shot and taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The Amarillo Police Department Homicide Unit reported they were searching for Mireles in connection with McCullough’s murder.
Original Report: According to APD the suspect is in custody after a SWAT situation in Hereford
Amarillo Police Department is responding to a SWAT situation in Hereford on the 1000 block of Julian Street.
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