Officer Involved Shooting in South Odessa
DATE: August 14, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer “1st Degree Felony”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: August 14, 2019 at approximately 0607 hours
LOCATION: 600 Block of South Sam Houston
On August 14, 2019 at approximately 0607 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 600 block of South Sam Houston in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject who immediately began shooting at officers, who returned fire at him.
An OPD officer was shot and transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was also shot and transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury. There were no reports of any other injuries.
A total of 3 officers were involved in the shooting and all 3 have been placed on administrative leave. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Odessa Police Department has requested the Texas Rangers office to investigate.
The investigation is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.