Police arrest a third suspect in Fort Worth marijuana sale killing at hotel in August
September 30, 2020
Police on Tuesday arrested a third suspect in connection with a killing last month at a Fort Worth hotel.
Darion Gayden, 18, was booked on suspicion of capital murder in the Aug. 11 death of Paul Ramirez, 19, according to a police record.
Ramirez was shot dead in a room at the Magnuson Hotel during a marijuana sale, according to an affidavit supporting the arrest of Map Bieng, another suspect.
Bieng, 18, became a suspect because he signed his name to a hotel transaction.
Bieng was arrested a few days after the homicide, and Samario Robertson, 19, was taken into custody in the second week of September.
Bieng and Robertson were charged with capital murder.
The affidavit, written by Fort Worth Police Department Detective John Galloway, described an account of the killing:
Ramirez and two friends drove to the Magnuson Hotel at 6700 Fossil Bluff Drive so that Ramirez could sell marijuana.
Before he left his car in the hotel parking lot, Ramirez told his friends to call police if he did not return in five minutes.
Ramirez went into the hotel room armed with a .380-caliber handgun, a backpack, called one of the friends through Facebook Messenger and left the connection open as he entered the room, according to the affidavit.
One of Ramirez’s friends heard someone say, “Drop the bag,” the sounds of struggle and gunshots.
Ramirez’s two friends, one of them armed with a gun, ran to the hotel room and saw a man standing in the hallway who told them he had nothing to do with what had just happened.
One of Ramirez’s friends looked inside the room and saw Ramirez lying on the floor. They left the hotel, and one of them called 911.
Ramirez died from a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.