Suspect in serious condition following officer-involved shooting

ODESSA -- A man who was shot during a standoff with Odessa police on Sunday is seeing his condition improve.

The suspect, who has not been identified at this time, was first listed as in critical condition after the shooting. As of Tuesday morning he is now listed as in serious condition.

On Sunday morning at 11:46 a.m. officers with the Odessa Police Department were called out to a disturbance involving a gun in the 1500 block of East 6th Street.

When police arrived they heard gunshots coming from a home. As officers approached the home the suspect reportedly shot his gun towards them.

A perimeter was established around the home until the man walked outside with a gun in his hand. Police say that orders were given for the man to drop his weapon but he refused. An officer at the scene then fired at the man with a rifle to "stop the threat".

The suspect was then contained and taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported and no details have been released on what may have caused the initial disturbance.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave. The Odessa Police Department has requested that the Texas Rangers investigate the shooting.