Arrest affidavit reveals details about St. Patrick’s Day motel murder

Tito Roman, 39, shot dead over ongoing dispute, police say

New details about a murder at a Northwest Side motel have come out, courtesy of an arrest warrant affidavit.

SAN ANTONIO – New details about a murder at a Northwest Side motel have come out, courtesy of an arrest warrant affidavit.

Tito Roman, 39, was shot dead March 17 inside a room at the Home Suites, located near Loop 410 and Summit Parkway.

Man shot, killed during argument at NW Side motel, police say

San Antonio police announced earlier this week that they had located two suspects.

Douglas Skaggs, 55, and Hayley Gibbens, 23, were rounded up in Austin by members of the U. S. Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Both of them were brought back to San Antonio and booked into jail Tuesday morning.

2 arrested in connection with shooting death of man at San Antonio motel

The affidavit shows police were able to identify them by way of surveillance video from the motel.

It says police posted that video to social media, asking for the public’s help in locating them.

A tipster identified Skaggs as the man in the video, the affidavit says.

Police later questioned him and said he admitted to killing Roman as the result of an ongoing dispute, the affidavit says.

It says Skaggs also told police that Gibbens had helped him by luring Roman to the motel so he could confront him.

Although Skaggs is the only one accused of pulling the trigger, both suspects are charged with murder.


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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.