LATEST: Active Shooter Destroyed In Gunfight, 3 Officers Down, 21+ People Shot

Three police officers were shot by an active shooter in the Midland-Odessa area.

Odessa, TX - An active shooter is dead after killing five people, wounding 21 more, including multiple police officers.

Odessa Police Department Chief Michael Gerke told reporters that the incident started at around 3:17 p.m. when a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on a gold Honda near Odessa.

The vehicle stopped and the occupant opened fire, shooting the DPS trooper.

The suspect then drove off, shooting random people as he drove west.

After shooting multiple victims, the suspect hijacked a USPS mail truck. The suspect then drove around shooting people from the mail truck.

Officers were able to confront the suspect at the Cinergy movie theater in Midland. A gunfight broke out and a Midland police officer and an Odessa police officer were shot.

The suspect was destroyed in the gunfight.

Video of the gunfight was recorded by a bystander and posted online:

The gunman has not been identified, but Chief Gerke advised that he was a white male in his mid-30s.

There were initial reports of two shooters, but that is believed to be due to confusion from the shooter switching vehicles.

Only one gunman is believed to have been involved at this time.

The conditions of the wounded officers have not been released at this time.

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fedupveteran
fedupveteran

What the hell has gone wrong with people? Incredible.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

White male in his 30s? The town is 80% white. Wonder what the motive was. Unless I was hearing echos he had a fully automatic weapon. Much faster than the 'bump stock" the shooter in Vegas used.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

YALL QUEDA STRIKES AGAIN. I wonder how long Trump can keep up this charade that he isn't a primary driving factor in these increasing domestic terrorist attacks?

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Why do ya'll include these useless videos? Waste of bandwidth and time. Plus is that it was happy ending even though the story is sad.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter federal gun control laws, at the federal level, would have prevented this tragedy.

PO2313
PO2313

No but people control may have made a difference. Outside of mass shootings, which account for a fraction of a fraction of firearms related deaths, most crimes committed using a firearm are committed by those already prohibited by law from possessing a gun. And these fine folks didn't walk into a gun store and buy their gun. And none of them give a damn about any gun law . Federal time for crimes using a gun. The states lack the resources to keep violent criminals off the street for very long.

flybynight
flybynight

I wonder if stronger gun laws would have...........oh, never mind, Boogers and LCD are on the job. Thank goodness. πŸ™„

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Please pray for my city, law enforcement, all victims. Particularly a 17 month old baby girl hit with bullet fragments, my daughter witnessed her being treated at the scene. https://www.gofundme.com/f/17-month-old-that-was-shot

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

How about using some commonsense when you start blaming one individual to cause another to do something!

Dlewis1113
Dlewis1113

Oh here we go with the Trump blame game and the gun control logic.... lets think back to Obuma and how many went on then including the elementary school, movie theater, night club, mall just to name a few. So I guess it was his fault when he was in office. How about we blame the real people at fault for this, the ones pulling the trigger, and stop putting there name out there making them front page news and giving them fame instead of using the death penalty and never letting anyone know who they were. They should not be recognized for these actions ever.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

At least six people were injured after a shooting at a high school football game in Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Mass shooting yesterday at all black football game; hardly a word about it. Probably because of White nationalists.

M39999
M39999

Commit a crime with a gun (shoot a person in a commission of a crime) Life in prison. Shoot a person in the commission of a crime and they die = death penalty. Watch the gun violence drop. There are over 20,000 state and federal gun laws on the books already. Gun laws only affect the law abiding citizens.

robert8288
robert8288

OBAMA had more since you want to blame President It has been going on since beginning of man now social media you see it read History books way back

Wish505
Wish505

We are at war folks. Best make sure everyone you is armed and knows how to protect themselves and family.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Even if the shot officers, and some of the other victims were friendly fire / collateral damage, that seems justified in this case. Will be interesting to see how the investigation goes.

The only person who could have stopped is the unknown person who allowed the shooter to steal / buy his guns. Maybe that person is even an LEO, but we just don't know yet.

Wwolfwp
Wwolfwp

Gee, and tomorrow is the day that the ANTIFA trash is coming to El Paso...coincidence....nope. Guess one of them couldn't wait to get to El Paso to get his sexually jollies.

RPG156
RPG156

This isn't a "mass" shooting. Its a shooting "spree" This guy was trying to get away from the initial traffic stop by causing chaos along the way to occupy the police and emergency services. We'll find that he had warrants and would be going away and saw this as his last hurrah.

flybynight
flybynight

LOL the little girl is always running away. Got smacked and wants to reply to others (in your little girly voice) -->so the big bad boggie man will not comment back to me. Maybe he will not see my reply...boohoo 😭boohoo😭. Copy and paste this and look for others to back you up. You should ask yourself, why NO ONE other than your other disease infested buddy cosigns your post. The best that you will do is copy, paste what I wrote. Man up, oh wait, yours are inside, so you cannot.

And the childish hits just keep on coming!!!!!

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

@flybynight So so much fun you are. Lots of hits to your copy and paste...LOL

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

@flybynight Will someone PLEASE defend and help her please. Can someone please agree with her and show this guy whose boss.

flybynight
flybynight

So so much fun you are. Lots of hits to your copy and paste...LOL

Back at ya $oro$ child troll.

RetAFVet
RetAFVet

@flybynight LOL πŸ˜‰ I don't get paid a lot of money to troll πŸ˜‰. But how much does the COKE "koch" brother's pay you. Oh wait, I mean koch, no more brother's πŸ₯œ

flybynight
flybynight

"LOL πŸ˜‰ I don't get paid a lot of money to troll"

Well there's the "I get paid" admission. Not at all a surprise πŸ™„

flybynight
flybynight

One source say shooter's name is Seth Ator. Not confirmed as of yet. Why are they withholding this information? πŸ€”

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Odessa terrorist.