Odessa Police Searching Buffalo Wallow for Firearm

Odessa Police Searching Buffalo Wallow for Firearm

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – Odessa Police are searching for a firearm at Buffalo Wallow in Odessa.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they're looking for a firearm in connection with the death of 32-year-old Ismael Rios at the Third Edition Apartments back in January.

We're told a tip to police led to the search.

As you may recall, family and friends told NewsWest 9, they were having a bar-b-que at the apartments.

According to the arrest report, 19-year-old Manual Garcia Carbajal was in the driver seat of a brown car with two other Hispanic men. That's when Carbajal started an argument with a woman who lived in the apartment complex. Family members said that woman was Ismael Rios' wife.

During the argument, one of the other Hispanic men got out of the car and started shooting at Rios and then they drove off. Rios was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he later died.

Carbajal is currently behind bars charged with murder.