NEW DETAILS: Authorities provide new information following Ector Co. situation

NEW DETAILS: Authorities provide new information following Ector Co. situation
Photo from the scene. (Source: KWES)

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - UPDATE: The Ector County Sheriff's Office has released some additional information regarding Thursday's incident in Ector County.

We're told deputies received information around noon that the suspect driving a maroon pick-up that was involved in a drive-by shooting Thursday morning was at a home in the 1400 block of Copus Ave.

Authorities said numerous attempts were made by officers to contact the subject to exit the residence with no response.

With the assistance of DPS, U.S. Marshals Office, Odessa Police and the Tactical Response Team (TRT), along with a robot were used in the incident. A drone was also used by the sheriff's office to provide aerial surveillance above the home.

We're told tear gas was deployed into the home and the TRT made entry and no one was found.

The search for the suspect continues.

Anyone with information to contact the Ector County Sheriff's Office at (432) 335-3050.

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Authorities are on the scene of a "hostile situation" in Ector County.

The incident is located in the 1400 block of Copus Ave.

We're told the incident began when the Ector County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve a search warrant for a suspect following a drive-by shooting on Thursday morning.

Our reporter on the scene tells us an armored truck and numerous police vehicles are on the scene.

Authorities are not allowing the media to get too close at this time.

Roads are closed in the area due to the incident.

We are working to get more information at this time.

We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest.

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