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Two arrested in shooting death of Texas teenager

Desmond Tuggle, 21, and Destiny Barrera, 19. (Jail photos)
Desmond Tuggle, 21, and Destiny Barrera, 19. (Jail photos)(KWTX)
Published: May. 18, 2020 at 12:04 PM CDT
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Police have arrested two people in connection with the deadly shooting of a teen in Odessa on Saturday night.

Desmond Tuggle, 21, and Destiny Barrera, 19, have both been charged with murder.

According to the Odessa Police Department, officers were called to the 1100 block of North Jackson at 10:10 p.m. Saturday in response to a report of a shooting.

When police arrived they found a 17-year-old boy with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

An investigation revealed that the victim had been speaking with people in a Dodge Nitro when he was shot by the driver.

The Nitro was last seen heading northbound on Jackson.

Police say their investigation identified the suspects in the shooting as Tuggle and Barrera, who were arrested in West Odessa on Sunday morning.