No arrests have been made in the death of 28-year-old Octavion “Tayy” Hoskins. Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
SAN ANTONIO — We’re learning more about the murders on the Northwest side.
It happened around 7:30 pm on Friday, January 6th, near the Broadstone Apartments on Medical Drive.
Two men were shot dead, police said. One of his victims, his Octavion “Tayy” Hoskins, died from his injuries. He was killed on his 28th birthday.
Hoskins’ death left devastation across the state line. His parents live in Michigan.
“His father is in pain,” said Hoskins’ aunt, Javita Kyle. “His mother, wife, children, grandparents. We are all hurt.”
Oscar Hampton is trying to piece together what happened. Through conversations with his detectives, Hampton believes his son was killed in a robbery.
“They were going to sell the PlayStation,” Hampton said. “I heard that a guy with his son was selling PlayStations. He didn’t want to go alone, so he asked his son to ride with him.”
The suspect opened fire and drove off, although police gave few details.
“He didn’t deserve to be killed like that,” said Kyle.
According to Kyle, her nephew was a homely man who did everything for his four children.
Hampton can’t believe he’ll never see his son again.
“When we went fishing, he would call me and call me ‘Pops,'” Hampton bursts into tears.
The Hoskins family is appealing for information.
“If someone in the apartment complex looks out the window and sees something or is sitting in the car, speak up,” said Kyle. “I just want justice for Octavion.”
Anyone with information should call the San Antonio Police Department Homicide Division. 210-207-7635.
Lovers started a GoFundMe to bring Hoskins’ body back to Michigan.
You can also cash out App Hampton at Xman0328.
“That would mean the world,” said Kyle. “It will give his parents a chance to sit beside him in the cemetery. It will allow his siblings and grandparents to do the same. It will not end, but it will bring some relief.” ”