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Man accused of shooting two Odessa officers charged

Roy Daniel Garza (Source: Odessa Police Department) Roy Daniel Garza (Source: Odessa Police Department)
Sgt. Pete Gonzalez and Officer Cory Wester (Source: Odessa Police Department) Sgt. Pete Gonzalez and Officer Cory Wester (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The man accused of shooting two Odessa Police officers has been charged.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Roy Daniel Garza has been charged with eight counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

The charges stem from a shooting on Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of Custer at the Clayton Manor Town Homes.

Odessa Police reported officers were attempting to locate a wanted subject with a parole violation warrant.

That's when the suspect, identified as Roy Daniel Garza, began shooting at officers and struck Sgt. Pete Gonzalez and Officer Cory Wester.

Gonzalez was shot in the arm while Wester was shot in the chest and upper leg area. Both officers were taken to Medical Center Hospital and are currently listed in fair condition.

A perimeter was set up around the 1000 block of Custer and nearby residences were evacuated after a precaution after Garza barricaded himself inside a residence.

Then after a standoff that lasted for more than eight hours, which included gunfire being exchanged between Garza and police, Garza walked out of his residence and was taken into custody.

Several agencies including the Odessa Police Department, Medical Center Hospital Police, Ector County ISD Police, DPS, Texas Rangers, ATF and FBI were on the scene assisting during the standoff.

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