Arrest made in Odessa shooting investigation

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting early Sunday morning in Southwest Odessa.

Isaiah Elias Lara has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, according to OPD.

Just before 4 AM, OPD responded to West 8th Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers found a man who had been shot in the face. Officers later made contact with a woman who said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, according to a relase from OPD.

The man was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Investigation revealed that Lara had kicked the woman in the face and head repeatedly. The man saw the assault and attempted to intervene but was shot, according to police.

OPD found Lara in the 900 block of East 25th Street. Lara was arrested and taken to ECLEC. More charges are pending at this time.

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