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Odessa Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting on Graves Court

Post Date:01/22/2018 9:21 AM

DATE: January 22, 2018
DATE/TIME REPORTED: January 22, 2018 at approximately 0203 hours
LOCATION: Graves Court & Tanglewood

An Odessa man is in serious condition following a shooting that occurred early this morning in Northeast Odessa.

On January 22, 2018 at approximately 0203 hours, Odessa Police responded to Graves Court in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 66-year-old complainant, who advised that he observed an unknown male subject walk past the window of his house.

The complainant retrieved a handgun and walked into his backyard to confront the prowler, later identified as Jerry Cuellar, 19 years of age. The complainant observed Cuellar get into a silver PT Cruiser, which was parked in the alley.

When the complainant confronted Cuellar, he placed the vehicle into drive and began to accelerate towards the complainant, causing the vehicle to strike the fence. The complainant began to discharge his firearm at Cuellar, believing that Cuellar was attempting to run him over with the vehicle.      

Cuellar then placed the vehicle into reverse and then drove forward towards the complainant, striking the fence a second time. Cuellar reversed and drove forward a third time, causing the fence to collapse and fall on the complainant.

The complainant sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Cuellar sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury. No arrests have been made and the investigation continues.

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