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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Homicide Update

DATE: December 9, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder “1st Degree Felony”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: December 6, 2020 at approximately 0221 hours
LOCATION: 500 Block of Lauderdale Avenue
UPDATE:

Two more arrests have been made in connection to a murder that occurred this past weekend in Southwest Odessa. Hayley Staggs, date of birth 07/29/1988 and Jennifer Portillo, date of birth 02/01/1982, have both been charged with Murder “1st Degree Felony”. Both subjects are currently in custody in Texarkana and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Please note that mug shots are not available at this time.

ORIGINAL SUMMARY FROM 12-7-20:

An arrest has been made in connection to a murder that occurred yesterday in Southwest Odessa. Damien Dubree Smith, date of birth 10/01/1982, has been charged with Murder “1st Degree Felony”.

On December 6, 2020 at approximately 0221 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 500 block of Lauderdale Avenue in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased 31-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the face.

Investigation revealed that after a disturbance occurred over money, Smith shot the 31-year-old female in the face and fled the scene before police arrived. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Smith this evening in the 200 block of Hudson. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Smith was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.

The investigation continues.


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