Fourth arrest made in drive-by shooting

The fourth suspect wanted by Odessa police has been arrested and charged in connection with a Friday drive-by shooting.

The Odessa Police Department charged 18-year-old Robert Lujan Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Three other suspects in the investigation, 17-year-old Jarius Llanez, 18-year-old Tyler Scott and 17-year-old Ricardo Reyna have been given the same charges.

Lujan was taken into custody around 9:48 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of North Tom Green Avenue, an OPD news release stated.

Officers were first called about a gunshot victim at around 11:56 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of North Eidson Avenue, the release detailed.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with two victims, 18-year-old Nathan Stephens and 19-year-old Desmond Tuggle, the release stated. Stephens had been shot once in the abdomen and taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, and Tuggle had suffered a minor injury on his left hand from the incident. MCH Spokeswoman Susan Thornton said Stephens was no longer listed as a patient as of Wednesday.

The suspects fled the scene in two vehicles before police arrived, the release detailed. They were believed to be driving a black Chevrolet truck and a black Pontiac Sunfire.

Jail records show the four suspects were still in the Ector County Detention Center and have two $50,000 bonds each.

Another drive-by shooting that happened last Thursday night in Sherwood Park, 4250 N. Dixie Blvd., is still under investigation.

Officers were called about shots fired around 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Sherwood Park, where 18-year-old Christopher Evans told them he had been shot at by unknown people and 19-year-old Daniel Garcia had been shot in the lower left leg.

Garcia described the suspect’s vehicle as a 2000 model Altima or Firebird.

OPD is asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case number 18-10625.