A probable cause affidavit details a fatal shooting in what Odessa Police Department officials are calling Odessa’s first murder of 2018.
The affidavit details that video evidence shows 26-year-old Ryan Stebbins running to the front of a home in the 2200 block of Richmond Street after being shot while his white 2016 Ford F-350 was stolen by a man police say is 35-year-old Michael Tarin Silvas.
The probable cause affidavit details the Feb. 1 events that led to the death of Stebbins.
The report states video evidence from a nearby residence shows a GMC pick-up dropping off a man at the residence, believed to be Silvas, who entered the driver’s side of Stebbins’ truck.
Stebbins was already seated in the back of the vehicle when Silvas entered, the affidavit detailed, and video footage then reportedly shows Stebbins exit the back driver side door and run to the residence in front of the vehicle, saying he had been shot as Silvas reportedly drives off.
Stebbins was taken to Medical Center Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from a gunshot to the chest.
Police tracked Stebbins’ vehicle by its GPS system and found it later that night abandoned in the 4300 block of Westcliff Road, the report stated.
Silvas was found and identified by patrol officers in the area of the stolen vehicle, the report stated, and was released after being field interviewed.
Later, on Thursday morning, Johnny Ray Aguirre was arrested and charged after being found in a vehicle reported stolen, unrelated to Stebbins, and was interviewed by investigators at the OPD, the affidavit stated. Aguirre agreed to speak to the officers, waiving his rights, and told OPD he and Silvas had been in a “lifted” GMC pick-up, which he drove to the 2200 block of Richmond Street, dropping off Silvas so he could steal a vehicle.
Aguirre further told officers Silvas had shot Stebbins, the report detailed. Silvas was arrested and both he and Aguirre were charged with capital murder, a capital felony.
Court records show Silvas already had another case pending in Ector County. He was indicted last year on Nov. 20 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony.
Aguirre previously pled guilty to burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, a first-degree felony, court records show, and was sentenced to eight years of probation and 480 hours of community service.
Jail records show both Aguirre and Silvas are still in the Ector County Detention Center and have not had bonds set for their capital murder charges.