August 31, 2019 Mass Shooting

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Here you'll find the latest information and resources in relation to the mass shooting event that Odessa and Midland suffered on Saturday, August 31, 2019


On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:25 PM, a traffic stop was initiated by DPS on I-20 between Midland and Odessa. The driver opened fire on the trooper before fleeing westbound on the interstate, and shooting at a civilian at east Loop 338 and I-20. The suspect proceeded on a shooting spree in the City of Odessa and stole a mail carrier truck. The suspect continued shooting at innocent civilians all over Odessa before making his way to Cinergy on Highway 191.

The suspect then shot an Odessa Police Department officer, along with a Midland Police Department officer.  Law enforcement officers returned fire, killing the suspect. 25 were injured and 7 were confirmed deceased.


Benefits Being Held:


Benefit Dance
-Sept. 15
-La Hacienda Event Center
-Free Admission with donation
-Doors open at 2 p.m.
Call 432-563-3737 for more information


Local counseling and grief services

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry
faculty and residents are offering free counseling services for those in
need and will be available from 8:30 to Noon in Midland and Odessa.
Midland: 301 North N Street, Room 210B
Odessa: TTUHSC campus auditorium located at 800 West 4th Street
For appointments please call (432) 620-1160

Centers Counseling
Midland: (432) 570-1084, located at 3701 Andrews Highway
Odessa: (432) 580-7006, located at 4241 Tanglewood Ln.

Samaritan Counseling Center
10008 Pilot Avenue, Midland, TX 79706
(432) 563-4144

Aqape West Texas
3500 North A Street #2400, Midland, TX
(432) 550-5683

Rays of Hope Children Grief Centre
900 West Wall Street, Midland, TX
(432) 684-5437

Affinity Counseling Center
1030 Andrews Highway suite 108, Midland, TX
(432) 557-1775

Healing Through Hope Counseling
2114 West Michigan Midland, TX
(432) 238-1239


National Help Line

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s
helpline to assist in treatment referral.
Available in English and Spanish