San Angelo Motel Murder Investigation Moves to Abilene
ABILENE, TX — Abilene, 90 miles north of San Angelo, is where Abilene police apprehended several persons of interest in Sunday’s murder at the Red Roof Inn on S. Bryant in San Angelo, sources said.
Abilene TV station KTAB claimed APD apprehended the murder suspect. Our sources say not so fast. There are subjects detained for questioning in Abilene but police aren’t sure if the suspected shooter is in custody. San Angelo detectives are traveling to Abilene to question those detained.
KTAB reported that nabbing the subjects required a short pursuit. They were located at N. 10th St, at Treadway and caught at N. 8th and Ash, KTAB reported.
Early Sunday afternoon, police were notified there was a shooting at the Red Roof Inn in the 4200 block of S. Bryant Blvd. in south San Angelo. Police wouldn’t officially call the investigation a homicide, but bystanders at the scene said a man was shot twice in the head inside an upstairs motel room. Police expanded their investigation to an apartment unit behind the motel Sunday.
This afternoon, San Angelo police confirmed that 32-year-old Gilbert Mascorro was found shot to death with multiple gunshot wounds inside the motel room. Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard pronounced Mascorro dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy.
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