Affidavit reveals new details in overnight Odessa murder

Members of the Odessa Police Department and SWAT were in an Odessa neighborhood early Tuesday morning searching for the suspect of a deadly shooting. (Photo: Phillip Rodriguez, 44, courtesy of the Odessa Police Department)
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ODESSA -- An Odessa man is behind bars after his wife was shot dead early Tuesday morning.

Phillip Alvin Rodriguez, 48, has been charged with Murder, a 1st Degree Felony.

At 1:34 a.m. Tuesday morning officers with the Odessa Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of East 36th Street for a report of shots fired.

When police arrived on scene they found a woman lying next to a pickup with gunshot wounds to the head, according to an arrest affidavit. The woman, identified as Phyllis Rodriguez, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female family member told officers that Phyllis was taking food to her when she (Phyllis) had an altercation with her husband, identified as Phillip. According to the affidavit the altercation ended when Phillip took her phone, credit cards and cash and left the home in a dark colored Chevrolet Suburban.

According to the affidavit, the family member told police that Phyllis then wanted her to go with her to retrieve her belongings from Phillip. As the family member went inside to grab a jacket and put on shoes she heard a car horn, and looked outside.

It was then that the family member noticed that Phillip's Suburban was parked in front of Phyllis' pickup, and that Phillip had exited the vehicle, according to the affidavit. She then watched as Phillip pointed a gun and shot Phyllis, who was sitting in the driver' seat of her pickup, the affidavit reports.

Once Phillip left the scene the family member reportedly ran out to help Phyllis, who she found outside of the pickup struggling to breath. As she and a witness tried to put Phyllis in the back of the truck to take her to the hospital more gunshots were heard, causing them both to stop what they were doing and go back inside of the home to hide, according to the affidavit.

A search of the scene also found several bullet holes in the driver's side windshield and four bullet casings on the pavement.

Police then arrived in the 1400 block of Nabors Lane in an attempt to find Phillip. The OPD SWAT was also called out, and made forced entry into a home where they found Phillip inside, according to OPD.

Phillip was then transported to the Odessa Police Department for interviews by detectives. Based on facts and evidence presented during the investigation a murder warrant was obtained for Phillip, who was charged and arrested accordingly.

The investigation is ongoing.
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UPDATE: 9:40AM

An arrest has been made in connection to Tuesday morning's murder.

According to the Odessa Police Department Phillip Alvin Rodriguez, 48, has been charged with Murder, a 1st Degree Felony.

At 1:34 a.m. Tuesday morning officers with OPD responded to the 1300 block of East 36th Street for a shots fired call. When police arrived on scene they found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified as 44-year-old Phyllis Rodriguez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told police that Phyllis had gotten into an argument with her husband Phillip before Phillip shot her several times. The witness stated that Phillip then fled the scene in a black suburban.

Police then arrived in the 1400 block of Nabors Lane in an attempt to locate Phillip. OPD SWAT responded to the scene as well, and made forced entry into a home where they found Phillip inside.

Phillip was then transported to the Odessa Police Department for interviews by detectives. Based on facts and evidence presented during the investigation a murder warrant was obtained for Phillip, who was charged and arrested accordingly.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: 7:00AM

Odessa Police remain on site at two separate scenes connected to an overnight shooting that left one woman dead.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of East 36th St. just after 1a.m. Tuesday. Soon after, officers shifted their focus to 1400 block of Nabors where they reportedly issued a search warrant.

Our crew on scene reports members of the Odessa SWAT team were on scene, including many officers with weapons drawn. Viewers tell CBS 7 several homes were evacuated near Nabors and 14th St. as a precaution.

As of 7:00a.m., the scene near Nabors appears to be winding down. No word on the outcome of the search warrant. Our crew reports seeing the Mobile Crime Lab arrive and crime scene investigators taking photos inside and outside of the targeted home.

At this time, no arrests have been made. The identity of the woman killed has not been released, pending notification of family.

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UPDATE 4:20AM

Odessa Police confirm one person was killed in the overnight shooting on the 1300 block of 36th Street.

The person's identity has not been release, pending family notification.

No arrests have been made at this time. Cpl. Steve LeSeuer tells CBS 7 officers are working to obtain a search warrant in connection to the murder.

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Original Story:

Odessa Police are on the scene of an apparent shooting. Dispatch confirms it happened on the 1300 block of 36th Street just after 1:30 Tuesday morning.

Our crew on the scene spoke with a man who says he woke up to gunfire and immediately dialed 911.

“I heard one shot, that’s what woke me up,” he said. “I heard two more shots go off and then a woman screaming, ‘no, no!’ Then I heard two more shots go off. About five minutes later I heard one more shot. That’s when I called police.”

Details surrounding the shooting are limited at this hour. All police have been able to confirm is the shooting itself.

Though our photographer on the scene reports seeing a woman lying motionless on the ground. We have not been able to get an update on her condition.

Be sure to stay with us as more information is released.