Big Spring Police Investigating Shooting, Aggravated Robbery Calls

Big Spring Police Investigating Shooting, Aggravated Robbery Calls

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - Big Spring Police are investigating after a shooting and two aggravated robbery calls on Wednesday night.

Police say the shooting happened in the 400 block of East 11th Street around 4:45 p.m. when an officer was standing outside of his patrol vehicle waiting for a keyholder where he heard several shots being fired.

According to police, two of those shots went over the officer's head.

It was later learned that the red Dodge and a white SUV had exchanged gunfire and both vehicles left. The officer tried to catch up to the Dodge but lost sight of it.

An investigation determined that the white SUV pulled over at a residence in the area and a male subject left behind a handgun, methamphetamine and cocaine.

A second firearm was also found at the intersection of 9th and Runnels.

Authorities say no injuries were reported and police say it could have been a drug deal gone bad.

About three hours later, police were called out to the 1300 block of Tucson in reference to an aggravated robbery.

A victim, who was at home with three children under the age of six, reported to police that two men wearing ski masks kicked in the back door and one of them pointed a pistol at the victim demanding money.

The victim told police the two men then forced her into her roommate's bedroom and began rummaging through things until the found an undetermined amount of money and fled from the home.

Police say the victim gave a description of the suspects as a Hispanic man and a black man wearing ski masks.

Then about an hour later, officers were called out to another aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of North Main.

A victim told police he heard a knock at his door and his friend in the apartment opened the door to find a suspect armed with a shotgun.

The suspect forced his way into the apartment along with a second person, who was armed with a pistol.

According to the report, the suspects demanded money and the homeowner was struck in the face with a butt of a shotgun after being forced into a bedroom.

Police say the suspects went through the homeowner's dresser drawers and took an undetermined amount of money and fled the scene.

The homeowner was injured but refused medical treatment.

The suspects were described as two Hispanic males, both very short and both men had their faces covered.

Big Spring Police tell NewsWest 9, the investigations into these cases are ongoing and are looking into the possibility that these cases are related.

If you have any information on any of these cases, contact Big Spring Crimestoppers at (432) 263-8477.