Odessa police charged a third suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting Friday and were still looking for one more suspect on Tuesday.
Ricardo Zuniga Reyna, 17, was taken into custody at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, an Odessa Police Department news release stated, and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony.
Two other suspects, 17-year-old Jarius Llanez and 18-year-old Tyler Scott, were also given the same charges, and OPD is still looking for one more suspect believed to be involved in the shooting, 18-year-old Robert Lujan.
Police 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 Rhonda LeWallen said Monday Stephens was in good condition.
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 three suspects were still in the Ector County Detention Center and have two $50,000 bonds each.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lujan to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case number 18-10711.
OPD is still investigating another drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night at Sherwood Park, 4520 N. Dixie Blvd.
Officers were called about shots fired around 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Sherwood Park, where they found 18-year-old Christopher Evans, who told them he had been shot at by unknown people, and 19-year-old Daniel Garcia, who had been shot in the lower left leg.
Garcia described the suspect’s vehicle as a 2000 model Altima or Firebird.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting can call OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers and reference case number 18-10625.