Odessa, Texas/February 10, 2021-On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at approximately 10:09PM, Odessa Police responded to 2300 West 10th Street in reference to shots being fired. Officers later responded to Medical Center Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim, identified as an 18-year-old male.
Investigation revealed that after a disturbance occurred at Floyd Gwin Park, Ronnie Ortiz jr., shot the 18-year-old male in the back and also shot at an 18-year-old female. The 18-year-old male was transported to MCH with serious bodily injury and the 18-year-old female sustained no injuries.
Ortiz was located by DPS and later admitted to shooting the 18-year-old male. Ronnie Ortiz jr., 27 years of age was charged and arrested two counts of Aggravated Assault with adeadly weapon “2nd Degree Felony” and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.