Odessa, Texas/February 18, 2022-On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 3:36 PM, officers responded to an armed subject at Ace Check Express, located at 1305 of E. 8th St. Inside the shopping center of 8th and the private drive of Echo near EL RANCHO Supermarket. When officers arrived, they observed the armed subject, who then evaded officers in a vehicle. The subject drove around the commercial complex, and eventually went back to 1305 E. 8th St and entered the business with a firearm. The subject fired his weapon inside the business. An Odessa Police officer rushed towards the business, the subject then fired a shot at him. The officer returned fire to stop the threat of harm.
The subject involved has been identified as John Michael Humphries, a 45-year-old, white male. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The officer involved did not sustain any injury,and has been placed on administrative leave.
The officer involved shooting has been turned over to the Texas Rangers for further investigation.
For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera