Man killed in Grand Hyatt shooting identified

SAPD: Moises Torres, 34, shot by hotel guest with concealed handgun license


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have identified a man who was shot and killed Saturday at the Grand Hyatt hotel.

Police said Moises Torres, 34, and his shooter were both guests at the hotel in the 600 block of Market Street. Torres' body was found outside a room on the sixth floor around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police Torres had been disruptive in the hallway on the sixth floor shortly before the shooting. They said they heard Torres banging on doors and saying he was looking for someone to kill.

"The individual who was shot was apparently breaking some lights in the ceiling. When the other guest walked by him, there was some type of at least verbal altercation. This is all preliminary," said McManus.

One man heard what was going on and called hotel security. That man, described to be in his 40s, waited until he thought it was safe and opened the door to his room.

Police said when he opened the door, Torres allegedly charged at the man and a woman who was with him. The man drew a pistol and fired once at Torres, shooting him in the chest.

Torres died at the scene.

According to police, the shooter did have a concealed handgun license. Investigators have questioned him, but it is unclear whether he will be charged.

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