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Officer Involved Shooting in South Odessa

Post Date:08/14/2019 10:30 AM

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
SUMMARY:

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.

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