Sheriff Hanna: ‘Odessa Shooter Will Be Met By an Armada of Law Enforcement’


ODESSA, TX — A manhunt in underway Monday afternoon in Odessa for a suspect who shot and killed a homeowner before stealing the dead homeowner’s vehicle from his driveway. The shooter is reported to be headed towards San Angelo.

Tom Green County Sheriff Nick Hanna said he was alerted of the fleeing shooting suspect and an armada of law enforcement is reported to be headed southwest on US 67 towards the Irion County line.

“We’ve allocated our resources to be ready to respond if anything is needed,” Hanna said.

According to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office at 10:24 a.m. a man approached a homeowner in the 5700 block of N. Greenway in Odessa’s northwest side of the city. Witnesses told the sheriff’s deputies that a struggle ensued where the homeowner was shot and killed. The unknown man took the homeowner’s black 2014 Ford Mustang with a Texas license plate number of CLP0753.

N. Greenway is a middle class housing development with one acre lots just outside the Odessa city limits.

The man did not stop shooting at citizens in Odessa after the home invasion. Later this morning, at the intersection of Highway 80 and Faudree, the man in a Mustang shot at citizens. Ector County ISD schools were temporarily placed on lockdown. The “hold” was lifted shortly thereafter.

Just past 1 p.m., CBS7 reported that Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said that the suspect wrecked and ditched the black Mustang and is now driving a tan Chevrolet Tahoe and headed towards San Angelo. Officers in Reagan County were in hot pursuit. We do not have any other identification information about the tan Tahoe yet.

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