On 12-19-12, at 11:40 PM, officers were dispatched to 1618 S. Arthur on shots fired. According to the caller, she and her boyfriend came home sometime after 11:30 p.m. and encountered unknown and armed suspects inside their house. Shots were fired and she and her boyfriend fled the residence. The caller told dispatchers her boyfriend was shot. Officers arrived and found the caller and her boyfriend outside in a vehicle. Officers searched the house for the armed intruders and found a subject deceased inside the residence from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper body. The deceased subject matched the caller’s description of one of the unknown armed suspects inside the house when they came home. Officers did not find anybody else in the house. The caller’s boyfriend was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Justice of the Peace Debbie Horn ordered an autopsy of the deceased subject and it is scheduled for Friday. Officers of the Special Crimes Unit are working to identify the deceased subject so that notification of next of kin can be made. If anyone has any information about this incident, call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.
***UPDATE 12-20-12, 1:35 PM*** The subject found deceased in the residence at 1618 S. Arthur was identified as Leonard Torres, HM, age 26. An autopsy is scheduled Friday morning in Lubbock.
***UPDATE 12-21-12, 8:50 AM*** Special Crimes investigators developed information about the identity of the other unknown and armed intruder who was inside 1618 S. Arthur when the residents returned home. At approximately 6:30 PM on December 20, members of the Amarillo Police Department SWAT Team found this subject at a local motel and brought him to the Special Crimes Unit. Tony Michael Spangler, 21 was booked into the Potter County Correction Center on the charges of Murder and Aggravated Robbery.
***UPDATE 2-11-13, 08:30 AM*** Two additional arrests made in December 19 homicide. Special Crimes Investigators developed information about two other subjects involved in this homicide. Murder warrants were issued for Ashley Arce-Bitela, 24 years old and Memory Spangler, 26 years old. Both subjects are in custody in the Potter County Correction Center.