Odessa Police Make 2 Arrests in Connection to Murder Investigation
DATE: May 17, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Murder Investigation
DATE/TIME REPORTED: May 16, 2020 at approximately 2210 hours
LOCATION: 1100 Block of North Jackson
Odessa Police have made two arrests in connection to a murder that occurred last night in Central Odessa. Desmond Tuggle DOB 9-9-98 and Destiny Barrera DOB 5-28-00, have been charged with Murder “1st Degree Felony”.
On May 16, 2020 at approximately 2210 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 1100 block of North Jackson in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin were notified.
Investigation revealed that the 17-year-old male had made contact with the occupants of a black Dodge Nitro. The driver of the Dodge Nitro then shot the 17-year-old male in the upper-body before fleeing northbound on Jackson at a high rate of speed.
Through the course of the investigation the suspects were identified as Tuggle and Barrera. Odessa Police located both subjects this morning in West Odessa. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD obtained warrants for both subjects, who were charged accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.
The investigation continues. Please note that mug shots were not available at the time of this release.