West Texas shooting brings 2 intertwined cities even closer
September 4, 2019
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was the first to be shot. He pulled over Seth Aaron Ator for failing to signal a left turn, not knowing that Ator had just lost his job or that he was carrying an AR-style rifle.
From there, Ator sped more than 10 miles through the West Texas oil patch, shooting randomly from his sedan. His bullets struck a teenager at an auto dealership and a man outside a house on a quiet street. He also killed a mail carrier, then stole her Postal Service truck.
The unusual mass shooting — from behind the wheel of a car — spread terror over more than 10 mi...