Arrest Made in Connection to Murder Investigation
DATE: March 14, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder "1st Degree Felony"
DATE/TIME REPORTED: March 14, 2020 at approximately 0022 hours
LOCATION: 800 Block of North Lauderdale
Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a murder that occurred early this morning in Southwest Odessa. Seth Orian Mata, date of birth 07/17/2000, has been charged with Murder “1st Degree Felony”.
On March 14, 2020 at approximately 0022 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 800 block of North Lauderdale in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers observed a 47-year-old male with several gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The suspect had fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Mata. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD detectives obtained a murder warrant for Mata.
Mata later turned himself in and was transported to the ECLEC. The decedent will be sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy and the investigation continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers.