October 2 – A man from Odessa was shot by police officers who responded to a jamming call around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
According to a press release from the Odessa Police Department, Michael Villasenor, 46, pointed a firearm at officers responding to the call on the 600 block of East 96th Street. The officers fired at him and beat him several times.
Villasenor was taken to the Medical Center Hospital, where he was admitted to the ICU in stable condition on Sunday. Officials said he would be transferred to Lubbock and accompanied by a guard.
No one opened the door to Villasenor’s house on Sunday morning, but neighbors described their street as a quiet one. A neighbor said she often saw Villasenor playing with two primary school children and working in the garden. Another said Villasenor was a ‘good guy’.
There were no outward signs of Saturday’s events at the Villasenors’ home on Sunday. There was a beach chair in the driveway, and the front door was decorated with fall decorations, including pumpkins. A welcome mat was placed by the front door with the message, “Our Happy Place.”
The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.
The Rangers are also investigating a shooting involving an officer that occurred Saturday morning in Seminole.
According to a press release from the Seminole Police Department, a Mexican man illegally in the country and previously deported pulled a gun during a traffic stop on Northwest 11th Street and shot a police officer in Seminole.
The injured officer fired back at the suspect, who ran away.
Officers later found Ramon Castillo-Lopez, 27, on the 800 block of Northwest I Avenue and arrested him.
The officer was treated at Seminole Memorial and released.
Castill0-Lopez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and evasion. He was also arrested on a pending warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Authorities say additional charges are pending.