Big Spring Police said that on the afternoon of Friday, February 3, detectives with the BSPD arrested a teenage male in connection with an investigation into a shooting that took place at the YMCA on S. Owens on February 2.
The teenage kid is presently being held in the custody of the Howard County Juvenile Probation office, where he is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation into this crime is not yet complete, and the detectives are still looking for three more teenage lads who were involved.
On the 2nd of February 2023, at approximately 4:15 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the YMCA located at 800 South Owens due to a shooting that just occurred.
Upon arrival officers found the only victim, a 19-year-old black/male with a gunshot wound to his abdomen laying outside of the YMCA. The subject was found being tended to by YMCA staff and officers assisted. Officers notified the Big Spring Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services that the scene was secured. EMS arrived on scene and began treatment on the subject. The subject was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and later flown to UMC Lubbock.
The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and began investigating the incident. The preliminary investigation has indicated the 19-year-old black male subject, along with another juvenile male, were together outside of the YMCA when a silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door drove by at which time the juvenile male standing outside of the YMCA with the 19-year-old black male began shooting at the silver Impala. The front right passenger of the silver Impala (also believed to be a juvenile) returned fire, striking the 19-year-old black/male in the abdomen.
While still on scene the mother of the juvenile driver of the silver Chevrolet Impala 4-door, returned to the scene driving the vehicle who informed her juvenile son was involved in the altercation. The vehicle was seized as evidence. This appears to be an ongoing feud with the individuals involved.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. The Big Spring Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact CrimeStoppers at (432) 263-TIPS (8477). You can also leave an anonymous tip using the “P3 Tips” mobile application or from web address www.p3tips.com/1277.