On 06/30/2023 at 9:32 pm, the Odessa Police Department responded to a call of shots fired and a gunshot victim at the Carriage House Apartments (4306 N Dixie). While Officers were responding to the scene, a truck containing multiple victims arrived at Odessa Regional Medical Center. A Sergeant was already at this location on an unrelated call and quickly confirmed that these people were involved in the shooting at Carriage House. The four people suffering from gunshot wounds were rushed into the hospital where one of them, a 16 year old male, was pronounced dead. When Officers arrived at the scene of Carriage House, they found another person suffering a gunshot wound. This person was transported to Medical Center Hospital.
During our investigation, we believe that all involved subjects gathered for an arranged meeting. Video evidence at the scene revealed that all parties engaged in communication with each other before shots were fired. At this point in the investigation, we are confident that this shooting is isolated to the Carriage House scene. Furthermore, there is no indication that any other people were targeted during this violent altercation.
We are currently attempting to locate two subjects involved in this shooting. One subject is described as a black male with short hair, a long sleeve shirt, and khaki or light gray shorts. The second person of interest is a black male with shoulder-length braids or dreadlocks. This subject was wearing a light jacket with patterns across the shoulder and upper back, and a pair of shorts. The subject with the braids/dreadlocks possibly has a nickname of “K-SO.”
We are releasing a short clip of one of the videos. If anyone has any information on the subjects depicted in the clip, please contact the Odessa Police Department and ask for the Homicide Unit at (432) 335-4933. You may also call Crime Stoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.
Watch the video here