Fox News is reporting that a “white male in his 30’s” is now dead after injuring 24 and killing 5 in Odessa/Midland, Texas.
The shooting reportedly began when a driver was pulled over for not signaling on a left turn at an intersection. The driver began shooting at the police cruiser before he even stopped his car:
Texas Department of Public Safety Reports:
“Prior to the vehicle coming to a complete stop, the male driver (and only occupant in the vehicle) pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots toward the DPS patrol unit. The patrol unit was occupied by two Troopers, and one was hit by the gunfire. The suspect fled the scene and continued shooting innocent people, including a Midland police officer and an Odessa police officer. The Trooper is in serious but stable condition, and the two other officers are in stable condition at a local hospital.”
The shooter moved on to randomly shoot at a driver who was at a stoplight and then went on to steal a mail truck.
Stunning video of the police chase and the shootout where the suspect was killed:
New witness #VIDEO: In this video you can see the #OdessaTX #activeshooter ram his stolen USPS van into police before being shot and killed. #breaking #breakingnews #odessa #midlandshooting #Midland #texasshootings #MassShooting #shooting #odessastrong #OdessaTexas pic.twitter.com/juIORjQWFJ
— Chris (@NewButNotABot) September 1, 2019
This is a developing story.