Second man arrested in shooting case

A 19-year-old Odessa man was arrested Thursday, four days after a 29-year-old man was shot.

Dispatchers received a call shortly after 5 a.m. March 24 about a shooting in the 2200 block of East 46th Street.

According to an OPD report, when officers arrived a woman told them that her former boyfriend, Caleb Gadison, and two men pushed their way inside her home and refused to leave.

She told officers her Gadison went into the bedroom where her current boyfriend was sleeping and demanded he leave. According to the report, the woman said Gadison punched and pistol whipped her boyfriend while telling him to leave the house and eventually all three men and her boyfriend went outside.

As she argued with her Gadison from inside the house, the woman said a man her former boyfriend called “Edel” yelled they needed to leave because he’d just shot her current boyfriend, the report stated.

The men left in a Dodge Charger and she found her boyfriend a couple of houses away suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the woman told police.

Officers found Edel Tarango Saenz Jr., 19, driving the Charger near Loop 338 and Eastridge Road, the report stated.

Saenz admitted to shooting the older man and police found a .45 caliber Glock at his home on East 15th Street, the report stated.

Edel Saenz Jr.

Saenz was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a habitation intending to commit another felony.

He’s being held in the Ector County jail without bond because he was on deferred adjudication in marijuana and evading cases at the time of the alleged offense and prosecutors want a judge to adjudicate him guilty in those cases, court records show.

Gadison was booked into the Ector County jail March 28 on suspicion of burglary of a habitation intending to commit another felony and remained in custody as of Tuesday on a $50,000 surety bond.