LaQuinta Inn Murder 9/29/13
CBS 7 News
September 29, 2013
Police responded to a gunshot victim call last night and when they arrived on scene at the LaQuinta Inn on Highway 80 just after 11 p.m. last night, they learned the victim had been shot multiple times.
The victim was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced dead.
The suspect was identified as 24year old Brian Keith Runnels, or as he refers to himself on Facebook, “Young Boy Cartel”.
Officers located Runnels and took him to the Odessa Police Department for questioning.
Investigators got a search warrant for the LaQuinta Inn. Based on what they found, they arrested Runnels and charged him with murder, a first degree felony.
Runnels was transported to Ector County Jail where he remains in custody. No bond has been set.
The victim's name has still not been released. Odessa Police say the name will be released once the autopsy is completed.