Odessa Man Arrested for Allegedly Gunning Down Another Man

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man, accused of gunning another man down, tried to fool officers with a fake name but they didn't buy it.

49-year-old Juan Bejarano is sitting behind bars.

He's accused of shooting 58-year-old Gerardo Bustamantes in the head on Saturday night.

Bejarano and another man were caught by officers leaving a home on Van Street after getting a call about gunfire.

We're told Bejarano had a gun and gave officers a fake name and date of birth.

Turns out he's an ex-con.

Bejarano has been charged with aggravated assault and being a felon with a firearm.

The second suspect was interviewed and released.

Bustamantes underwent surgery for the gunshot wound.

He remains in critical condition at Medical Center Hospital.