UPDATE: Surveillance video released of suspects in Tyler motel murder

Tyler Police

POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:01pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 5:11pm

Tyler Police have released the surveillance video from the murder at the American Inn motel in Tyler on Saturday.

The motel is 1800 block of W. Erwin on Saturday, June 15, 2013 around 4:35 a.m.

The victim has been 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.

Surveillance video obtained from the motel indicates that four black men walked onto the motel property. Two of the men entered Lester’s room while the two others remained outside as lookouts.

Investigators determined that Lester and two other people were in the room at the time of the shooting. After gunfire erupted and Lester was shot, all four men ran from the scene towards W. 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.

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Looks like a bunch of low life gang bangers who robbed and killed a drug pusher. Shades of 'The First 48'.

The 'good riddance; factor is at work here. Good riddance to the drug pusher. Now get rid of the gang bangers to.

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