Tyler police identify man murdered at motel Saturday

Published on Monday, 17 June 2013 14:25 - Written by

Tyler police have identified the victim who was murdered at the American Inn Motel located at 1800 W. Erwin on Saturday around 4:35 a.m.  

The victim is identified as Wesley Scott Lester, 26, of Tyler. Investigators believe that Lester was involved in the sale of narcotics in his motel room before he was killed by the suspects.

Surveillance video obtained from the motel indicates that four black male suspects walked onto the motel property and went to the victim's room.

Two suspects entered Lester's room while the two other suspects remained outside as lookouts.  Investigators determined that Lester and two other subjects were in the room at the time of the shooting.  

After gunfire erupted and Lester was shot, all four suspects ran from the scene towards West Erwin Street. Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833).  Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.