An arrest warrant was obtained against Mata for aggravated robbery, a first degree felony. Mata was arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
Here is Monday's news release from the Odessa Police Department:
Early Monday morning, officers responded to the 1300 block of Lindberg in reference to a gunshot victim. Investigation revealed that an Alex Reyna, 18 years of age, had been shot. Reyna was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers notified the Crimes Against Persons, Robbery/Homicide Unit, who responded to the scene.
The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. At this time, investigators are searching for Emily Mata, date of birth 03/18/1992, who is considered a person of interest. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS or the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641.
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