Teens Robbed at Gunpoint, One Shot in the Leg

Teens Robbed at Gunpoint, One Shot in the Leg

by Kim Powell

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Randy Sanders came home to find his apartment swarming with police after he got a phone call from his 17-year-old son saying that he and his two friends were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight.

"So I headed to my home, didn't find my son and when I got here he wasn't here and I found him down the road scared to death," Sanders said.

Odessa Police say they were called out to Medical Center Hospital for a victim with a gunshot wound, that's when they spoke with 17-year-old Jonathan Jaquez who had been shot in the leg. Police then spoke with a 16-year-old who had been struck in the head with a gun, both said they were robbed at gunpoint at the High Plains Apartments.

"He said they saw a gun and it went off in my house and somebody got hit," Sanders said.

The known suspect took off with all three of the teenager's cell phones as well as some cash. But for Sanders, this isn't the first time he's been a victim of a crime. Back in December, NewsWest 9 ran a story on Sanders' tool trailer being stolen right out of his parking lot.

"When you lose things, you don't give up. Things just get better from there so we're just going forward to that," Sanders said.

No arrests have been made. If you have any information on this crime, please call the Odessa Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS.