DATE: June 7, 2021
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Shooting
DATE/TIME REPORTED: June 6, 2021 at approximately 2009 hours
LOCATION: 8001 Brownstone Road (Sedona Ranch Apartments)
Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that occurred last night in Northeast Odessa. A 16-year-old male has been charged with Murder “1st Degree Felony”.
On June 6, 2021 at approximately 2009 hours, Odessa Police responded to 8001 Brownstone Road in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male with gunshot wounds, later identified as Joshua Holbert, 22 years of age. Next of kin were notified.
Investigation revealed that a 16-year-old male shot Holbert multiple times and fled the scene before police arrived. The 16-year-old suspect was located this morning. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, the 16-year-old male was charged and arrested accordingly.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department at 432-335-5745 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.