According to Big Spring Police, investigators from the BSPD detained a young man in the afternoon of Friday, February 3, in connection with an investigation into a shooting that occurred at the YMCA on S. Owens on February 2.
The teen is currently in the Howard County Juvenile Probation office’s care, where he is being held on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. Detectives are currently searching for three additional juvenile boys who were involved in this incident as the investigation into it is not yet finished.
Officers from the Big Spring Police Department were called to the YMCA at 800 South Owens on February 2, 2023, at around 4:15 PM because a gunshot had just taken place there.
Officers arrived and saw a 19-year-old black boy with an abdominal gunshot wound lying outside the YMCA. The person was discovered receiving care from YMCA workers, and officers helped. The Big Spring Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services were informed that the site had been secured by officers. EMS came on the site and started treating the patient. The patient was flown to UMC Lubbock after first being taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
The Criminal Investigations Division of the Big Spring Police Department arrived on the site and got to work looking into the occurrence. According to the first findings of the inquiry, the juvenile male and the 19-year-old black male subject were standing outside the YMCA together when a silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door drove by. The juvenile boy then started firing at the silver Impala. The silver Impala’s front right passenger, who is thought to be a child, opened fire in response and hit the 19-year-old black male in the abdomen.
The mother of the young driver of the silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door returned to the scene while she was still there, driving the car, and discovered that her young son had been involved in the dispute. The car was taken as a piece of evidence. There seems to be an ongoing dispute between the parties.
There is currently no additional information available because this inquiry is still continuing. Anyone with information regarding this event is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (432) 263-TIPS, according to the Big Spring Police Department (8477). Using the “P3 Tips” mobile application or the website at www.p3tips.com/1277, you can also submit an anonymous tip.