One arrested, charged with murder in Odessa


Clinton Tyrone Saunders, 36

ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- Odessa Police have arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred early Thursday morning in north Odessa.

Clinton Tyrone Saunders, 36, has been charged with murder, a 1st degree felony.

Around 1:30 a.m. OPD responded to the 9000 block of Ratliff Ridge Avenue after a complaint was made that shots were fired in the area, according to a release.

Officers found the body of Mario Castillo, 38, in the 1000 block of east 90th Street.

Further investigation revealed that a disturbance had occurred between Saunders and Castillo.

Saunders has been transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center; the investigation is on-going.

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