Man charged in shooting of police officers in Odessa

Officers wait outside an apartment complex on Wednesday Dec. 23, 2015, in Odessa, Texas. Authorities say multiple Odessa police officers have been shot while attempting to serve a warrant at the apartment complex, with the suspect barricaded inside. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged with shooting two police officers during a nine-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Odessa, Texas.

Ector County jail records show 27-year-old Roy Daniel Garza of San Antonio is being held on eight counts of attempted capital murder in the shooting Wednesday, plus an aggravated robbery warrant.

Police say Garza fired at officers as they tried to serve a parole violation warrant at the apartment complex, striking Sgt. Pete Gonzalez and Officer Cory Wester.

Medical Center Hospital in Odessa says the officers are in fair condition Thursday.

Garza surrendered around 9 p.m. and was treated for a leg wound.

Jail records do not list an attorney who can speak on Garza’s behalf, and no bond is set.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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