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Arrest Made in Connection to Parkway Inn Murder

Post Date:02/07/2020 3:30 PM

DATE: February 7, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder "1st Degree Felony"
DATE/TIME REPORTED: January 25, 2020 at approximately 1946 hours
LOCATION: 3701 East Highway 80 (Parkway Inn)

The Odessa Police Department has charged Johnathen Payen Sanchez, date of birth 06/23/2002, in connection to a murder that occurred last month in Southeast Odessa. Sanchez was arrested this past weekend in Lubbock by the United States Marshal Service and Lubbock Police Department. More arrests are anticipated and the investigation continues.


An Odessa man is dead and another in critical condition following a shooting that occurred last night in Southeast Odessa.

On January 25, 2020 at approximately 1946 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3701 East Highway 80 in reference to two gunshot victims. Investigation revealed that after an altercation occurred, an unknown male shot two 18-year-old males before fleeing the scene.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital. One of the victims was later pronounced deceased by medical personnel and the second victim remains in critical condition.

At this time no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #20-01792. 

Johnathen Payen Sanchez
                Johnathen Payen Sanchez


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