Shooting Suspect Confesses to Firing a Gun at Local Restaurant on Sunday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - New details have emerged on exactly what happened at a Midland Restaurant on Sunday morning.

22-year-old Alex Saldana is accused of shooting and killing Stephen Adams in the parking lot of the Whataburger on Midkiff and Wadley around two a.m.

Saldana has confessed to firing a gun, but police tell us he did not admit to the murder.

Adams and his wife were waiting outside the restaurant as their daughter ordered food inside.

Adams' wife says she heard a loud noise, then jumped out of the pickup to find her husband lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.    

A Whataburger spokesperson says they've never had a history of violent crime at the Whataburger on Midkiff, but they're working with police in this investigation and they've increased security at the store.