Suspect in custody after shooting; law enforcement officers looking for another

Suspect in custody after shooting; law enforcement officers looking for another

November 5 – A shooting at Pat’s Place, Andrews Highway 7405, kills one person and leaves another hospitalized and operated on.

Sheriff Mike Griffis said after 11 p.m. Friday that two people entered Pat’s Place and one person shot two people. One person has died and one has been taken to hospital. The suspect arrested is Nicholas James Thompson, 41.

The deceased was 27-year-old Aaron Ramos. Griffis said the next of kin have been notified.

According to prison records, Thompson was in the Ector County Detention Center and has been charged with first degree murder and no bail has yet been set.

“We arrested an individual this morning (Nov. 5) who we believe is the gunman with the help of the Odessa Police SWAT team (and the crisis negotiation team),” Griffis said.

An OPD press release said the team was able to peacefully deport the suspect around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the 7200 block of Cross B. The investigation is ongoing, the release said.

Authorities have been in contact with the other suspect who will be a witness.