Arrest made in connection to overnight murder investigation

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – One man has been arrested in connection to a murder that occurred early Monday morning in Central Odessa.

Jonathan Roy Dawkins has been charged with Capital Murder according to an OPD release.

Monday morning, just after 3:30 AM, Odessa Police were called to the 1400 block of Wilshire in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers found a 23-year-old man who had multiple gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to OPD, after a disturbance occurred, Dawkins shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene. Based on the investigation, OPD then obtained a warrant.

The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force located Dawkins today at approximately 1300 hours in San Angelo. Dawkins was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. The investigation continues.

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