July 1 – The Odessa Police Department obtained a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony in connection with the June 29 shooting at the Carriage House apartments, 4310 N. Dixie Blvd.
Kannin Shorter, 18, is wanted in connection with the shooting, an OPD news release said.
The communiqué specified that he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Shorter’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Crimestoppers. The OPD is also looking for the identity of Shorter’s accomplice. This subject is believed to have the nickname “K-SO”. This subject had braids/dreadlocks at time of shooting.
Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said on Friday that a fatal shooting Thursday night was targeted and it was also a tragedy because the five victims are all teenagers.
One of the five died, he said, a 16-year-old man whose name has not been released. He was shot and also run over in the parking lot of the Carriage House Apartment in the 4300 block of Dixie.
“I don’t think it was a random act. It was a planned act and I believe both parties involved knew each other,” Gerke said.
Odessa Police Department officers responded to a call for gunfire and a gunshot victim in the apartments and while officers were responding to the scene, a truck containing several victims arrived at the regional medical center in Odessa. ‘Odessa. A sergeant was already there on an unrelated call and quickly confirmed that the victims were involved in the shooting at Carriage House.
Five people with gunshot wounds were rushed to hospital where one of them, a 16-year-old man, was pronounced dead. One of them was taken to hospital from the medical center.
The incident happened in the parking lot of the Carriage House apartments. There was a 16 year old in the driver’s seat of a white GMC Sierra, a 16 year old in the front passenger seat, 17 year old Jay McLarity was in the left rear passenger seat and a 16 year old – the old male had died.
Gerke said the subjects who approached the white GMC Sierra were a 16-year-old man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was knocked down by the truck and two men of no age indicated.
“There were multiple shots fired by multiple people,” Gerke said Friday.
He declined to disclose the type of weapons used.
Gerke said they have an idea of the motive, but will keep it “internally for the time being, as I believe the motivation involved in the shooting will affect the outcome of the investigation.”
“The call came to us as a drive-by shooting with possibly a victim and when we got to the scene we found a victim. Officers applied medical attention, tourniquets, that sort of thing to this victim. OFR responded to this scene and transported to the medical center hospital,” Gerke said.