$1,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in Odessa murder
Odessa police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside his home Thursday night.
This morning CBS7 spoke to that man’s parents who didn’t want to speak on camera out of fear for their own safety.
However, they shared details about their son’s life and the circumstances leading up to his death.
Brandon Swinney’s parents describe their son as a kind man and a loving father of two young children: a 10-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter.
Two children who lost their father in an instant.
“We just heard a pop,” Christopher Galindo said. “It wasn’t even very loud. It was, we thought it was a firecracker.”
Swinney’s parents said the gunman was hiding right outside his door.
When Swinney pulled in on his motorcycle, they say the gunman walked around the corner and shot him in the chest.
His parents said his son and girlfriend heard the whole thing from inside the house, but didn’t see who did it.
Odessa police report the shooter escaped before officers made it to the scene.
A neighbor said incidents like this are sadly common in this Northwest Odessa neighborhood.
“I mean there’s constantly something happening around here,” Galindo said. “Someone got stabbed down the street, and then now a shooting.
That happened right there. I’ve had my tires stolen off my truck put on bricks 10 feet away from my window. There’s a lot of crime around here.”
Meanwhile, the Swinney family is still at a loss on why anyone would want to kill her son as they aren’t aware of him having any serious conflicts with anyone.
The one thing giving them hope now are the security cameras in the carport and across the street that captured the shooting.
Although this father has been lost forever, there’s still a chance justice can be found.
Police say that no arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.