Shooting suspect captured- UPDATE

Suspect Henry Corral, at left, was captured Sunday evening. An Alamosa firefighter applies water to a vehicle that Corral was believed to be driving when he crashed southwest of town and lit the truck on fire. Courtesy photos

ALAMOSA— Alamosa Police Chief George Dingfelder has confirmed that Henry Corral, 44, suspect in a multiple shooting resulting in at least one death, has been captured Sunday evening. Details of the arrest were not known at this time, but Dingfelder told the Valley Courier that the capture happened following a short foot chase in the same general area where a search was underway southwest of town.

Multiple agencies with up to 50 officers were involved in the search for Corrral, a person of interest in connection with the shooting of three people at an Alamosa hotel early Sunday morning, one of which was killed, and two others flown out with critical injuries.

Multiple local law enforcement agencies were involved in the search since early Sunday morning which expanded to include US Marshals and Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) later Sunday.

Chief Dingfelder said the Chaffee County SWAT team was also brought in using drones with thermal equipment, plus aircraft with thermal sensing. APD SWAT was also involved since the incident and APD said door-to-door searches of residences in the area were ongoing.

A reverse 911 call was initiated at 4:50 a.m. Sunday for Alamosa County residents to stay inside with their doors locked after the shooting at Sunset Inn Hotel here about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The suspect fled the scene of the shooting and was last seen near County Road 106 and the 12 South southwest of town. Officials said Corral wrecked a Chevy Avalanche, set it on fire and attempted to carjack another vehicle before fleeing on foot.

Alamosa Police responded to a call of shots fired at the hotel, 1310 West Eighth Street, just after 2 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found three people had been shot.

The primary search focus was on County Road 10 South to County Road 15 South and County Road 106 South west into Rio Grande and Conejos counties

A warrant had been issued for Corral for criminal attempted first degree murder (x2), murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and criminal attempt of aggravated robbery. He has an extensive arrest history over the past dozen years or more, including domestic violence charges recently according to the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Department.