OPD identifies officer involved in officer-involved shooting

Officer no billed by Ector County Grand Jury

At 4:14 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Odessa Police Department identified the officer that was involved in the officer-involved shooting from mid-February.

OPD identified the officer as Cpl. Reed Jones. He was no billed on Monday by an Ector County Grand Jury and he will resume his full duties.

A previous OPD press release detailed officers responded to an armed subject, identified as 45-year-old John Michael Humphries, at 3:36 p.m. Feb. 17 at Ace Check Express, located at 1305 of E. Eighth St. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw Humphries, who then evaded officers in a vehicle. Humphries drove around the commercial complex, and eventually went back to Ace Check Express and entered the business with a firearm.

Police say that Humphries fired his weapon inside the business. As officers rushed toward the business, Humphries fired a shot at them. An officer, Cpl. Jones, returned fire to stop the threat of harm. Humphries was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the officer-involved shooting, which is standard.