Teen accused of shooting 15-year-old dead


9 Jan. – A 15-year-old boy was shot dead Friday night and a 17-year-old was arrested by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of capital murder and aggravated assault.

According to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call around 9:15 p.m. that an ambulance had been called for a gunshot victim and when they arrived, they learned that the boy had been taken in a private vehicle. Odessa police officers later found the boy in the 1700 block of West County Road and he was taken to the Medical Center Hospital, where he died.

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During the ensuing investigation, ECSO detectives learned that the boy had been shot near Moss and Cielo Alto in Western Odessa and identified Omar Mattheew Gutierrez as the suspect.

Gutierrez was booked into Ector County Jail around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and remains there on bails totaling $600,000.

The investigation is ongoing.