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Neighbors Worried About Rise in Crime After Officer-Involved Shooting

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A burglary suspect is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning in Midland. Two more people are facing charges.

Neighbors said they're worried about growing crime in the area.

"All of a sudden you hear all of these police sirens and it's just crazy. You could hear them shutting the streets down," Hilia Torres said.

That's the commotion Torres heard early Friday morning.

Officers responded to the 900 block of W. Taylor to investigate a burglary where shots were fired inside a home.

No one was hurt but a couple of hours later, police found 36-year-old Hector Subia in an alley behind a house on South Terrell and New Jersey.

When they tried to approach him, Subia allegedly pointed a gun at himself and then at an officer. Then officer fired his gun twice, hitting Subia.

He's now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is listed in serious condition.

Torres said she's concerned about her neighborhood after what happened.

"There's so much stuff that happens here, you don't know what's going on," she said. "It's like gosh, stop the madness."

Torres believes crime in the area is becoming more common than not.

"You come to this side of the neighborhood and you hear sirens all the time, you get used to it," she said. "I'm not saying it's a good thing to get used to it but it happens."

Two other men are behind bars. Police believe Joseph Gentry and Joshua Wallace were also involved in the crime. They're facing charges for burglary with intent to commit another felony.

No one else was hurt in the shooting but the Texas Rangers are investigating the officer's use of force in this incident.

If Subia recovers, he could face charges for burglary with intent to commit another felony and aggravated assault of a peace officer.

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