Odessa, Texas/December 5, 2021-Odessa Police made an arrest in connection with an early morning shooting that left one teen dead.
On Saturday morning, December 4th at approximately 12:58 am, Officers with the Odessa Police Department responded to a call of a gunshot victim at Medical Center Hospital. Jaziah Marruffo, 19 years of age, succumbed to his injuries as result of a gunshot wound.
During the investigation it was determined that Marruffo was riding with several teens inside a vehicle, when one of the juveniles inside the vehicle possessing a handgun, shot him. A subsequent investigation identified the vehicle and teens involved.
A 16 year old male was charged with Murder, and tampering with physical evidence. A second juvenile has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and two counts of possession of stolen property, that property being two handguns. Both were transported to the Ector County Youth Center.
Next of kin has been notified.
Anyone with information concerning this incident call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. The investigation continues.
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