Big Spring Man Shot, Killed Near His Home

Big Spring Man Shot, Killed Near His Home

By: Zora Asberry
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Big Spring Police are on the hunt for some gunmen after a deadly shooting happened Wednesday night. The victim, 30-year-old Freddie Ramos, was shot in the head less than a block away from his home.

Sgt. Tony Everett with the Big Spring Police Department, said, "(Thursday) night at about 10:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Scurry Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they found out that Freddie Ramos had been shot and died as a result of his injuries."

Police are not sure what led up to the shooting but officials believe that more than one suspect was involved.

"He suffered at least one gunshot to the head. Two shell casings were found at the scene," said Everett.

Witnesses say that Ramos was shot and then he made his way down Scurry Street where his mother lives just a block away. Maria Ramos says that the suspects came to her home looking for Freddie. She thought they were his friends but soon found out they were his enemies.

Maria Ramos, said, "They went that way (towards 3rd Street) and parked there and threw shots at me here (at my home) and then when he was walking away and they were coming back this way and shot my son."

After hearing the two gunshots and seeing police and a crowd of people surrounding the scene, Maria said she hoped and prayed that it wasn't her son that was shot.

"My daughter said, it can't be Freddie, it's not Freddie. But I knew it was Freddie, I could feel it, I felt it in my heart, it's my son. I started crying and everything and the officer came over here and said yes it was your son, he just passed away," Maria said.

Police are still looking for the suspects who were last seen in a white or silver vehicle.

If you have any information on the shooting or who may be involved, you can call the Big Spring Police Department at 432-264-2559.