Odessa Police Investigating Aggravated Robbery

Odessa Police Investigating Aggravated Robbery

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – Odessa Police are investigating following an aggravated robbery that landed one person in the hospital.

Officers were called out to the intersection of University and Roger in reference to a gunshot victim around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

When officers arrived on the scene, officers learned that Sammy Martinez, 48, was shot in the leg. Martinez was taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury.

Martinez told police that while he was in the west alley of the 2500 block of Roger, he was approached by a short Hispanic male holding a shotgun in his hands and demanded all of his money.

According to the report, Martinez immediately began to flee the scene but was shot while attempting to run away from the suspect.

Martinez also told police that the suspect fled the scene in a white Ford F-150 extended cab.

If you have any information on this case or the suspect, contact Odessa Police at (432) 333-3641 or Odessa Crimestoppers at (432) 333-TIPS.