Man Charged with Murder after Hotel Shooting 9/29/13
CBS 7 News
September 29, 2013
The following is a press release from the Odessa Police Department:
Officers responded to the La Quinta Inn at 5001 East Highway 80 in reference to a gunshot victim.
Upon arrival, Officers learned the victim had been shot multiple times.
The victim was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical officials.
The suspect was identified as Brian Keith Runnels and was still in the area when Officers arrived on scene.
Officers located Runnels and transported him to the Odessa Police Department, where he was interviewed by investigators.
Investigators obtained an evidentiary search warrant for the La Quinta Inn.
Based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case, investigators then obtained an arrest warrant for Runnels, charging him with Murder, a 1st Degree Felony. Runnels was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
The victimís name will be released pending the autopsy and next of kin notification.
The investigation continues.