Red Roof Inn Murder: Man Shot in Face During Meth Drug Deal Gone Bad
SAN ANGELO, TX — The affidavit for the arrest of Jessie Robinson, Jr. accused of the murder at the Red Roof Inn Sunday revealed that the murder happened during a meth deal gone wrong.
On July 7 at 12:30 p.m. a black Toyota Scion pulled up to the Red Roof Inn. Two Hispanic men got out of the vehicle, three gun shots were heard, and then the Scion left by 12:45 p.m.
Five minutes later the San Angelo Police Officers arrived to the motel after multiple reports of the gunshots.
According to an affidavit signed by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck, the first officer on scene walked up the the second floor and saw a body lying in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound in the face. This is when the investigation began.
The body was identified by the tattoos as 32-year-old Gilbert Mascorro.
The following day a tip was sent out to police about the Scion that was caught by surveillance cameras. The tip said that the car was owned by a women named Jennifer and that a guy named Jessie was involved in the shooting. Further investigation revealed that in Abilene a woman named Jennifer Badillo owned a Black Scion and was listed as associated with a Jessie Robinson in the Abilene Police Department's database.
Police contacted the APD and asked for them to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Later that day, the vehicle was located and Jennifer Badillo as well as Joe Martinez were found in the car and arrested.
After being taken to the Taylor County Jail, the two decided to tell police what had happened Sunday in San Angelo.
Badillo started by saying she and Robinson went to San Angelo to meet with Robinson's brother in-law Daniel Diaz. They met him at the San Angelo Lodge where she remembers seeing Robinson put a gun in his waistband. She went on to tell police that the two were discussing "taking something" from some guy and girl, but the brother in-law demanded they did something else first.
This is when they went to the Red Roof Inn in an attempt to buy drugs. something they called ice, the street name for methamphetamine.
When they arrived at the motel, the two males got out of the car and demanded that Badillo get into the driver's seat. She told police that when they went upstairs and then she heard one pop, followed by two more, then the men came back to the car. Once back inside the Scion, Robinson told the Badillo to drive. She did for a little while but began shaking so bad that Robinson took the wheel.
While in the car Badillo remembers Robinson telling Diaz that the victim shouldn't have bucked up and then told her that he shot the man in the leg, chest, and face.
Officers then interviewed Joe Martinez, Robinson's friend and Badillo's associate. Most of Martinez's statement came from what he was told by Badillo, but he did say that Robinson told him that he went to San Angelo to rob someone and he got him.
The last person who was interviewed was the father of Robinson, Jessie, Sr. He stated that his son told him that he and another guy went to San Angelo to buy methamphetamine but when he got there the deal went bad. He continued by saying that all they wanted to do was buy "ice" until the victim rose to get his firearm and his son shot him.
The body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy on July 9.
Robinson is currently in the Taylor County Jail and is charged with murder. His bond is set at $500,000.
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