The Associated Press
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of two Odessa police officers faces two counts of capital murder and three counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.
The suspect, 58-year-old Larry White, allegedly shot and killed two officers and critically injured another while they were responding to a domestic disturbance in an hours-long standoff last
The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting, which killed 48-year-old corporal Arlie Jones and corporal John "Scott" Gardner. A third officer -- corporal Abel Marquez -- remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the face.
Authorities say the shooting began after they responded to an incomplete 9-1-1 call made by a woman from White's home.
The officers weren't able to enter the house through the front door. When they tried to go in the back door, a man began firing at them. He then came out of the home and continued shooting before going back into the house, Mange said.
The officers were able to call for backup before being shot, Goodson said. Officials with DPS, Midland police, Ector County Sheriff's Office, Midland County Sheriff's Office and other
agencies responded to the scene.
A standoff in Odessa has resulted in two Odessa Police officers killed in the line of duty. Odessa Police received a call at 6:01 p.m. and that call was incomplete. Odessa Police officers were dispatched to the scene. Three officers were shot by the man barricaded in his own home. The remaining officer was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Police have not have released the names of the officers killed at the scene pending notification of the families. The barricaded man surrended to officials after more than three hours in his home.
A press release issued by the Odessa Police Department says: