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Odessa Police Make 2 Arrests in Connection to Capital Murder Investigation

Post Date:02/05/2018 11:16 AM

DATE: February 5, 2018            
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Capital Murder “Capital Felony”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: February 1, 2018 at approximately 0045 hours
LOCATION: 2200 Block of Richmond Street

Odessa Police have charged two subjects in connection to a murder that occurred last week in Northeast Odessa. Michael Tarin Silvas, date of birth 11/21/1982 and Johnny Ray Aguirre, date of birth 12/16/1981, have both been charged with Capital Murder “Capital Felony”. Silvas was located and placed into custody early Saturday morning in Crane and Aguirre was already in custody at the ECLEC on unrelated charges.

The investigation continues.


An Odessa man is dead following a murder that occurred early this morning in Northeast Odessa.

On February 1, 2018 at approximately 0045 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2200 block of Richmond Street in reference to a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, identified as Ryan Stebbins, 26 years of age, who had sustained a gunshot wound. Stebbins was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin have been notified.

Investigation revealed that while the suspect was attempting to steal Stebbins’ work vehicle, a disturbance occurred and Stebbins was shot in the chest. The suspect fled the scene in Stebbins’ work vehicle. The vehicle was located abandoned at approximately 0130 hours in the 4300 block of Westcliff.

At this time no arrests have been made and there are no suspects. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

The investigation continues.

Michael Silvas      Johnny Aguirre
                              Michael Silvas                                                                          Johnny Aguirre


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