ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 8, 2017 – ODESSA POLICE HAVE CHARGED RUBIN FRANCIS EDWARS, III 34 YEARS OF AGE IN CONNECTION TO A MURDER THAT OCCURRED ON AUGUST 6, 2017.
At approximately 6:24PM, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 1300 Block of East 36TH STREET (36TH AND BELLAIRE) in reference to a PHYSICAL DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE, which was upgraded to TWO GUNSHOT VICTIMS. Upon arrival, Officers observed a deceased female later identified as LINDSEY BALDONADO, 31 years of age.
OFFICERS ALSO OBSERVED THE DECEDENT’S BOYFIREND, IDENTIFIED AS RUBIN FRANCES EDWARDS III, WHO HAD SUSTAINED A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD. EDWARDS WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALDED THAT AFTER BOTH SUBJECTS GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT, EDWARDS SHOT BALDONADO BEFORE SHOOTING HIMSELF.
BASED ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES PRESENTED DURING THE INVESTIGATION, OPD DETECTIVES OBTAINED A MURDER WARRANT FOR EDWARDS, WHO IS CURRENTLY IN CUSTODY IN THE HOSPITAL WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.
NEXT OF KIN HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND THE DECEDENT WILL BE SENT TO TARRANT COUNTY FOR AUTOPSY. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.