Texas Officials Identify 36-Year-Old Seth Ator as Odessa Mass Shooter, Had Criminal Record – 7 Dead, 20 Injured

There was an active shooting situation in Odessa, Texas on Saturday afternoon.

** Check our previous coverage here.

Police shot and killed one shooter.

UPDATE—- 20 shooting victims.
7 people are dead!

Texas officials identified the name of the shooter almost 24 hours after the deadly shooting.

36-year-old Seth Ator, a resident of Odessa, Texas was named as the assailant on Sunday.
He opened fire on state troopers during a traffic stop.

The New York Post reported:

The assault rifle-toting madman who killed seven people and wounded more than 20 others in a roving Texas spree was identified Sunday as Seth Ator.

Ator, a 36-year-old resident of Odessa, Texas, was first named as the assailant by CBS News, citing law-enforcement sources.

When his gold Toyota pick-up truck was pulled over for a minor signaling infraction along a stretch of I-20 near Midland, Texas, on Saturday, Ator blasted approaching state troopers, seriously wounding one, authorities have said.

Seth Ator had a criminal record.

UPDATE: The Heavy has more on Ator’s criminal record.

According to a statewide criminal history search on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s website, Seth Ator was charged with “Criminal Trespass” on August 3, 2001, in McLennan County, Texas. It was a Class B Misdemeanor.

He was then charged with a second offense for Evading Arrest. The record shows that Ator issued a guilty plea in February of 2002 and received a sentence of 24 months on probation. The site does not provide further details as to what prompted the arrest.

The case was listed as a “deferred adjudication.” In the state of Texas, it’s a type of probation in which the conviction is kept off the defendant’s criminal record.

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