Four juveniles arrested in connection to drive-by shootings - Odessa American: Local News

Four juveniles arrested in connection to drive-by shootings | Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:09 pm

An Odessa Police Department official said Thursday evening four juveniles have been arrested and charged after they were reportedly connected to drive-by shootings inside city limits.

OPD spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said over the phone number the juveniles in the car were two 16-year-old males and two 15-year-old males.

All four juveniles have been charged with deadly conduct, a third-degree felony, and evading arrest, a class A misdemeanor. One of the 16-year-old males was additionally charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and theft of a firearm, state jail felony. 

The first reported drive-by shooting happened at 9 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of E. 15th St., while the second shooting occurred at 10:54 in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Ave., LeSueur said.

OPD attempted to locate a silver Dodge with Florida license plates, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office press release detailed. The vehicle was spotted by ECSO deputies as the pursuit started near the intersection of 31st Street and Golder Avenue.

A pursuit reportedly ended near the intersection of 33rd Street and Noble Avenue, the ECSO press release detailed. All four juveniles evaded on foot.

LeSueur said a perimeter was set up in the area of 33rd Street and Noble Avenue, all four juveniles were located and charged.

An ECSO press release detailed a pistol found in the 900 block of W. 30th Street.

The four juveniles were transported to the Ector County Youth Center.