DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(040218)-SHOOTING INVESTIGATION & MISSING PERSON FOUND SAFELY

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 2, 2018 – ON MARCH 30TH OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE 400 BLOCK OF ELLIS IN -REFERENCE TO SHOTS BEING FIRED. OFFICERS MADE CONTACT WITH THE COMPLAINANT WHO ADVISED THAT THE DRIVER OF A RED KIA OPTIMA WAS DRIVING AROUND, SHOOTING A GUN IN THE AIR. OFFICERS SAW A SHELL CASING IN THE 400 BLOCK OF ELLIS OFFICERS. THEN, OBSERVED A RED KIA OPTIMA TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND IN THE 300 BLOCK OF LOTTEMAN DRIVE.

THE RED KIA OPTIMA TRAVELED SOUTHBOUND ONTO RANCHLAND THEN TURNED IN THE WEST ALLEY OF THE 3000 BLOCK OF RANCLAND AVENUE. THE VEHICLE STRUCK A GAS METER AND GUARDRAIL LOCTED BEHIND THE 500 BLOCK OF WEST UNIVERSITY. THE DRIVER EXITED THE VEHICLE AND WAS LAST SEEN RUNNING EASTBOUND IN THE ALLEY.

SEVERAL WINTESS IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT AS A THIN MALE WEARING A WHITE TANK TOP AND TAN SHORTS. OFFICERS LOCATED AND DETAINED THE SUSPECT IN THE COURTYARD OF THE COLLEGE TERRACE APARTMENTS. THE SUSPECT INITIALLY GAVE OFFICERS A FALSE NAME AND WAS LATER IDENTIFIED AS ARTURO VILLA, 30 YEARS-OF-AGE. VILLA HAD TWO OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.

ARTURO VILLA WAS ARRESTED FOR UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A WEAPON “CLASS A MISDEMEANOR”, FALSE IDENTIFICATION-FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE “CLASS A MISDEMEANOR”, LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.”

MISSING PERSON NIKO GARZA WAS SAFELY LOCATED THIS MORNING, APRIL 2ND AT APPROXIMATELY 10:00AM IN THE AREA OF 8TH AND MAPLE.

THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS INVESTIGATION.

THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS

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Author: Danny Barrera