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Odessa Police Investigating Shooting in North Odessa

Post Date:03/29/2019 9:37 AM

DATE: March 29, 2019                         
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon “2nd Degree Felony”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: March 28, 2019 at approximately 2004 hours
LOCATION: 1300 Block of Century

On March 28, 2019 at approximately 2004 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 1300 block of Century in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, identified as Jason Evans, 43 years of age.

Evans advised he had been shot in the leg by a juvenile, who was later identified as a 16-year-old male. Evans was immediately transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury. There were no reports of any other injuries.

Witnesses reported that the suspect had gone back inside his residence. A perimeter was setup and the OPD SWAT Team & Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene. The suspect was never located and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #19-12355.

The investigation is ongoing.

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