Midland murder suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

MIDLAND -- UPDATE: The suspect in the overnight murder in Midland was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

Oscar Gurrola, 41. (Midland Police Department)

According to the Midland Police Department, their officers found Oscar Gurrola outside of city limits near the intersection of South County Road 1030 and East County Road 160 around 11 a.m.

Officers approached Gurrola and tried to arrest him. Police say that Gurrola raised a gun, causing the officers to fire their weapons. First aid was rendered at the scene but Gurrola passed away.

The shooting investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers while the Midland Police Department runs an internal investigation.

All officers who fired their weapons have been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Midland police are searching for a suspect who they say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend overnight.

The following comes from the Midland Police Department:

Shortly after midnight Midland Police Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2900 block of Mariana.

There, officers found the victim Katrina Luna, 36, suffering from gunshot wounds. Luna was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Detectives are looking for Luna’s ex-boyfriend, Oscar Gurrola, 41, and a warrant for his arrest on the charge of murder has been issued.

Gurrola is believed to drive a maroon 2008 Cadillac Escalade truck like the one pictured.

Anyone who has information about Gurrola’s whereabouts is urged to call the Midland Police Department at (432) 685-7110 or Crime Stoppers at (432) 694-TIPS and reference case # 180816002.