Murder Investigation Underway

By Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Just after 9pm Friday night, Police found the body of a thirty-four year old man, dead, with a bullet hole to the head.  The body was sent to Tarant County for an Autopsy. The name has not been released until next of kin have been notified.

"With a dead body over there and from what I understand there were three shots. It's scary," said Susan Fuentes who lives in the area.

Police found the body inside a parked car in the alley of the 3100 Block of Pleasant, in Odessa. Neighbors say they've had trouble in the neighborhood before.

"We've had a lot of people running the stop signs and running into this ladies house or people chasing people on the street or run by real fast," said Fuentes.

Last week Fuentes says she and her neighbors watched a white truck chase a red pickup as both vehicles darted in and around the neighborhood.

"I don't know if it's the same pickup or not, but they were chasing each other and we we're all outside and some of the neighbors heard all of that and we called the police," she said.

This week it's more than just a traffic hazard on the block, there is a murder investigation going on.

"They were asking me questions, and I told them about the red truck and the white truck that were chasing each other, last Saturday," said Fuentes.