Ector County Hospital Police Officer on Leave After Shooting His Gun in Odessa Parking Lot

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An Ector County hospital police officer is on leave while the department investigates why he was shooting his gun in the parking lot of an Odessa bar early Wednesday morning.

34-year-old Officer Eric Bartlett wasn't on duty when he arrested outside the 10-4 lounge.

He didn't shoot anyone; he just fired his gun into the air.

Officer Bartlett has been an officer for eight years and has been with the hospital district since last December.

He's charged with deadly conduct and is out on bond.