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2 men behind bars for deadly shooting of minor in West Odessa

Omar Matthew Gutierrez and Thomas Terrazas have been arrested for the shooting death of a 15-year-old.

ODESSA, Texas — On Jan. 6 at about 9:30 p.m., Ector County Sheriff's Office units were sent to Bush's Chicken on 1705 N County Rd W in reference to a gunshot victim who was driven to that location.

According to Sheriff Mike Griffis, the 15-year-old victim was then transported to the Medical Center Hospital ER, where he later died.

Omar Matthew Gutierrez, 17, was arrested on Jan. 7 for capital murder by terroristic threat or another felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the shooting. Thomas Terrazas, 17, was later arrested on Jan. 20 for capital murder.

According to an arrest affidavit, sheriff's deputies responded to the chicken restaurant and discovered the victim inside an SUV with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.

A witness told deputies he and the victim had driven to a place on Cielo Alto where they were confronted by Gutierrez and Terrazas, who both had guns.

Gutierrez approached the window of the vehicle and demanded the two inside turn over some items.

He then proceeded to shoot the victim several times and shot the witness as well, causing injury.

Deputies executed a search warrant at that address and located several shell casings.

During an interview, Gutierrez admitted to shooting the victim several times through the passenger side window of the SUV, while Terrazas stood by him.

Gutierrez's bond was set at $500,000 for the murder charge and $100,000 for the assault charge.

Terrazas's bond was set at $500,000 for his murder charge.

This is all the information we currently have on the shooting. We will update this story as more details are released.

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