Police identify deceased suspect in Odessa mass shooting

Police identify deceased suspect in Odessa mass shooting


ABOUT — I WILL SAY THIS, THE POLICE NOW SAYING THAT AT LEAST THE 21 VICTIMS OF THIS SHOOTING IT IN WEST TEXAS MOSTLY TAKING PLACE IN ODESSA AND THEY DO CONFIRM THAT AT LEAST A FIVE OF THOSE VICTIMS ARE DECEASED. THEY DESCRIBE THE SUSPECT AS A WHITE MALE IN HIS MID-30s NOT GOING FURTHER THAN THAT. BUT INFERRING THEY MAY HAVE CONFIRMATION AND MAY SHARE WITH US IN NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE BUT NOW WHITE MALE IN MID-30s AND IT ALL STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP GOING WRONG WITH I-20 EARLIER OFFICIAL TOLD US WHERE THAT TRAFFIC STOP TOOK PLACE. THIS SUSPECT WHO WAS PULLED OVER AGAIN WE DON’T KNOW CIRCUMSTANCES OF THAT OF WHY THE SUSPECTS WAS PULLING OVER ONE OF THE OPPONENTS ASKED ABOUT THAT AND THERE WAS NO ANSWER GIVEN AFTER THE SUSPECT WAS PULLED OVER, THAT POLICE OFFICER PARENTALLIES WAS SHOT AND THEN SUSPECT GETS AWAY. NOW THERE WERE REPORTS EARLIER THAT TWO CARS INVOLVED AND POSSIBLY TWO SUSPECTS WE LEARNED IN THAT NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE WITH THAT WAS THE CASE AND THAT’S BECAUSE ORIGINALLY THE POLICE DID NOT MOW IT WAS THE THE SAME SUSPECT DRIVING BOTH CARS. ONE TOLD TO US TO BE A TOYOTA. THE OTHER A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE VAN AND THAT IS BECAUSE WE ARE NOW BEING TOLD THIS SUSPECT ONE SUSPECT, WAS THE ONE WHO STOLE HIJACKED THAT U.S. POSTAL SERVICE VAN AND DRIVER POSTAL SERVICE WORKER THAT HAVE VAN ACCORDING TO THE POLICE IS, QUOTE, ASSUMED TO BE ONE OF THE VICTIMS BUT WE DO NOT KNOW THAT FOR SURE JERRY MORALEZ IS THE MAYOR AND HE JOINS US NOW WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THIS. ANY BLANKS YOU CAN FILL IN MR. MAYOR FROM WHERE YOU SIT IN THE INFORMATION YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?>>NO, APPARENTLY EVERYTHING I HEARD YOU MENTIONED SOUNDS LIKE IS THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AT THIS TIME. YOU KNOW ALL OF THIS HAPPENED SO — QUICKLY AND SO TRY TO GATHER ALL OF THE FACTS IN A SHORT RAPID TIME HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT. THE FATALITY COUNT IS IS ONLY THING THAT REALLY IS SURPRISE THAT WENT FROM ONE TO FIVE, AND MATTER OF SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. SO VERY, VERY SAD ABOUT THAT. AND THAT’S HURT OUR FEELINGS OVER HERE AT MID-LAND ODESSA, TEXAS.>>IN THE TIME FRAME THIS WE JOINED THIS A FEW SECONDS LATE AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE IT STRAIGHT IN MY MIND FROM WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND, A TRAFFIC STOP ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THAT TRAFFIC STOP WHAT HAPPENED THERE? AND WHAT MAY HAVE GONE WRONG ANY — ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE TRAFFIC STOP ITSELF THAT APPEAR TO START THIS WHOLE INCIDENT OR SET OF INCIDENTS AND THAT’S WHERE IT GAIN AND IT PROGRESSED FROM THERE. YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT BEGINNING?>>I DO NOT. SO WE DO NOT KNOW WHY OFFICER PULLED OVER THIS VEHICLE. AND — APPARENTLY IT DIDN’T LAST LONG. SHOOTSER FIRED AND HIT THE — OFFICER SO AT THAT POINT TAKES OFF AND MY UNDERSTANDING HE BEGINS TO SHOOT AT RANDOM.>>AND TWO VEHICLES, WHEN DID THE STEALING OR HIJACKING OF THIS POSTAL SERVICE VAN TAKE PLACE IN THE WHOLE STRING OF EVENTS DO WE KNOW THAT? I DIDN’T PICK UP THAT IN TERMS OF THE TIMELINE OF IT AND HOW IT ACTUALLY UNFOLDED.>>YEAH. AGAIN, THE ONLY UNDERSTANDING I HAVE IS THAT — GOING DOWN OUR INTERSTATE 20 TOWARDS THE WEST TOWARDS ODESSA, ENDS UP AT A STORE IN THE PARKING LOT. NOT SURE IF AT THAT POINT HE JUMPED OUT OF THE VEHICLE THAT HE WAS IN INTO THAT — UPS TRUCK. AND THEN TAKES OFF AGAIN AND THEN THAT’S WHERE HE WAS GOING DOWN WHAT WE CALL HIGHWAY 191 WHICH IS IN BETWEEN ODESSA, SINNER JI THEATER AND THEN WHEN THE OFFICERS APPARENTLY HAD STOPPED THIS SHOOTER.>>HOW LONG QOWLD THAT ONLY BEEN THERE ONCE, MID-LAND ODESSA AREA TRYING TO THINK OF HOW LONG WOULD THAT DRIVE TAKE THIS DRIVE –>>YEAH SO MID-LAND SEPARATED BY 15 MILES AND SO FROM THE STOP AND SUPPOSEDLY TAKING THIS VEHICLE WHICH WAS PROBABLY ABOUT SEVEN MINUTES.>>OKAY SEVEN MINUTES WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL THAT SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL AND NOTHING ELSE FOR PEOPLE TO WORRY ABOUT UNTIL WE KNOW THAT’S 100% OF THE CASE. DO WE KNOW THAT YET?>>NOT CONFIRMED. IN EVERYTHING IS YOU KNOW TWO INITIALLY BECAUSE THEY SAID THERE WERE MULTIPLE SHOOTERS SO WE KIFERLED THAT ONE SHOOTER HAS BEEN CAUGHT, AND KILLED AND HAVEN’T HEARD OF ANY SHOOTING AND NO REPORTS COMING IN. SO THAT’S HAD THE GOOD NEWS, AND SO THAT’S WHAT WE KNOW AS OF NOW.>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO PEOPLE IN THE AREA WHO MAY BE LISTENING TO YOU WATCHING OUR COVERAGE RIGHT NOW IS?>>I’M TELLING YOU WE NEED MORE THAN EVER, EVERYONE’S BLESSING ON OUR COMMUNITY ARE IN SHOCK AND IN — WE’RE VERY HURT RIGHT NOW. WE’RE VERY FRIENDLY COMMUNITY OUT HERE AND IF YOU WOULD NEVER EXPECT SOMETHING TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS IN OUR AREA SO — ASKING FOR EVERYONE’S PRAYERS. SM WHAT’S WHERE ARE PLAN FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING PRIVATES THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO OR HELP OUT WITH?>>FOR US HERE WE’RE MAKING SURE OUR OFFICER WHO WERE SHOT RECOVER — AND WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO THEM KEEP THEM LIFT THEM UP IN PRAYERS AND THEN THE VICTIMS WILL — FIND OUT WHO THE FAMILIES WE’VE GOT A LOT OF TOUCHING FAMILIES AND WE HAVE TO REASSURE OUR NEIGHBORS OUR COMMUNITY THAT — THAT WE HAVE THIS UNDER CONTROL AND THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY AND THAT THE WORLD — PRAYING FOR US SO WE’VE GOT A LOT OF HEALING TO DO OVER HERE.>>NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. I KNOW THEY WERE SAYING IN ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT THERE WERE — LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WHO WERE SHOT, DO WE KNOW THE BREAKDOWN IN TERMS OF — BECAUSE YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS; RIGHT? MID-LAND HAD OFFICERS AS WELL AS ODESSA OFFICERS OR DO YOU NOT KNOW?>>ONE STATE DEPARTMENT SAFETY TROOPER SHOT. WE HAVE ONE MID-LAND POLICE OFFICER SHOT. HE WAS BRAVE HAD SURGERY ACTUALLY AND THEN ONE ODESSA POLICE OFFICER SHOT. I’M NOT SURE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH HIM.>>SO AT LEAST THREE POLICE OFFICIALS SHOT ONE STATE TROOPER ONE MID-LAND ONE ODESSA ALL EXPECTED TO SURVIVE, THOUGH, AS FAR AS — YOU KNOW?>>YES, SIR. THAT’S CORRECT.>>OKAY. AND THE LOCAL HOSPITALS HOW MANY HOSPITALS ARE IN THAT AREA THAT WOULD BE CLOSE ENOUGH? WE’VE BEEN GETTING PERIODIC REPORTS FROM ONE OF THE HOSPITALS TO TAKE IN SIX VICTIMS ANDS QUICKLY TOLD US NOW AT LEAST 21 SHOOTING VICTIMS IN ALL. HOW MANY LOCAL HOSPITALS HERE ARE DEALING WITH THIS SITUATION, THIS AS FAR AS YOU KNOW?>>YES, SIR. SO ODESSA HAS TWO LOCAL HOSPITALS IN MID-LAND HAS ONE. SO — I’M ASSUMING BOTH HOSPITALS ARE ASSISTING EACH OTHER. ALONG WITH ALL OF THE MEDICAL SUPPORT, SO AGAIN, THESE TWO CITIES YOU WILL SEE WORK TOGETHER IN UNITY IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES ALREADY GETTING CALLS FROM CONGRESSMEN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES. SO PERVE HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE IN THE REGION.>>MID-LAND MEMORIAL IS THE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE ON THE SCREEN NOW. THAT’S THE HOSPITAL I THINK WE TOLD YOU THIS EARLIER RECEIVED SIX PATIENTS ALL WITH GUNSHOT WOWNGDZ THREE CRITICAL, AND THREE STABLE. THAT PARTICULAR HOSPITAL WHEN WE RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION WASN’T EXPECTING ANY NEW PATIENTS SO THE THE OTHER HOSPITAL THAT YOU ALLUDE TO MAY BE HANDLING THE BALANCE THERE. WHICH IS NOT SURE. BUT IT WOULD MAKE SENSE IF YOU HAVE 20, IF YOU HAVE 20 PLUS VICTIMS WE DON’T WANT TO HOLD YOU TOO MUCH LONGER. MR. MAYOR, BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU HAVE MORE TO DO THIS EVENING. BUT WE DO, THANK YOU FOR COMING ON. WE, OBVIOUSLY, AS YOU SAID YOU’RE ASKING FOR EVERYONE’S PRAYERS I’M SURE EVERYBODY WILL BE SENDING THEM. TO THE AREA, ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD SAY THIS EVENING IS ANYTHING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPENED IN YOUR MEMORY IN THAT AREA THAT –>>YOU KNOW, WE HAVE NOT BORN AND RAISED HERE AND I — DO NOT RECALL ANYTHING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPEN AND AGAIN THIS IS — HARD TO SWALLOW HARD TO UNDERSTAND, AND THERE’S A LOT OF UNDERSTANDING THAT’S GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE PLACE SO — A LOT OF LEARNING GOING ON AGAIN IT WAS A VERY — VERY RAPID. AND SO I THINK SOME ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY, WHAT, HOW, AND WHEN SO THERE’S JUST A LOT OF RESEARCH TO DO AND DIGEST OF THIS SITUATION.

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