Second arrest made in eight-liner slaying

Gilberto Ivarra is second suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Jimmy Nunez


SAN ANTONIO – A second suspect was arrested Tuesday by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in connection with a fatal shooting at an eight-liner game room.

Gilberto Ivarra, 33, is the second suspect to be arrested in the case, according to BCSO spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes. Ivarra is believed to be the man wearing a mask in surveillance video.

Ramon Salazar Jr., whom sheriff's officials said was the triggerman, was arrested March 3.

Hughes said Salazar shot Jimmy Nunez, 36, Jan. 27 inside a mobile home that had been converted into an eight-liner game room in the 2700 block of Oak Island Drive.

According to an arrest affidavit, Ivarra confessed his role in the crime last week after contacting a homicide detective to tell his side of the story.

Ivarra said he went to the gaming room with Salazar with the intent to commit a robbery.

Ivarra admitted to taking a purse in the robbery and to having a hand gun. He told the detective that he pawned the gun the next day. Investigators have recovered the gun as evidence.

Ivarra and Salazar are charged with capital murder.

About the Authors: