Springdale homicide suspect in custody after manhunt in River Valley

KNWA

UPDATE: Bodycam footage of the moments leading up to Amador’s capture has been released:

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — UPDATE: Alex Amador, wanted on a capital murder charge out of Springdale, is in police custody, according to a post from the Fort Smith Police Department on Wednesday.

“He’s in custody now,” said Randy Coyne, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshall. “He will, at some point today, be taken back to Springdale.”

Media and the public played a big role in helping officers and marshals track Amador down, Coyne said. Information was disseminated through print and television.

“Through the joint collaboration of area law enforcement agencies and the US Marshals Service, Amador is now in custody,” the department said in a Facebook post.

According to Randy Coyne with the U.S. Marshals, a citizen spotted Amador in Fort Smith near South 4th Street and North K Street.

Officers responded to the area, set up a perimeter, and then searched for and captured Amador near 1117 S. 4th Street without incident. Coyne says Amador was wet and cold from having been out in the elements overnight.

Two more arrests were made last week in relation to the Springdale shooting that occurred on January 30.

Ramon Flores, 28, was arrested on February 4 and faces a charge of accomplice to capital murder.

Ramon Flores

Daniel Iraburo, 22, was arrested on February 6 and is faces a charge of accomplice to capital murder.

Daniel Iraburo

Both Flores and Iraburo are being held in the Washington County Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police in Fort Smith are searching for a man wanted in relation to a January homicide in Springdale, authorities confirmed to KNWA.

A manhunt is underway for Alex Amador, who ran away from officers in the area of Towson and Wheeler Avenues in Fort Smith on Tuesday.

According to Randy Coyne with the U.S. Marshals, Springdale police asked the United States Marshals Service to help track down and arrest Amador. Coyne says Amador is wanted on charges related to a homicide shooting in Springdale on January 30.

He was spotted in a car with a woman behind the wheel on Greenwood Street, near Rogers Avenue, on Tuesday night.

A short chase started the driver crashed the car. Amador then ran away.

A witness told police Amador had a gun, and investigators say they also believe a round was fired from the car during the chase.

The woman who was driving was arrested, but her identity is not being released.

Alex Amador is considered armed and dangerous. If you know where he is, you’re urged to contact authorities.

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