EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPURTUNITIES
$2400.00 Relocation reimbursement • $1500.00 Academy reimbursement
Certified officers: Starting $41,285.00 yr. • Non-certified officers: Starting $39,293.00 yr.
On 01-29-2015 at approx. 8:11 pm, Officers responded to the 1000 block of Stadium, in reference to shots fired. On arrival officers found a male subject with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was sitting in a vehicle in the driveway of 1011 Stadium. He was taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The victim was identified as MATHEW BURNETT, 20 y.o.a, of Big Spring. This investigation has just began and details are sketchy at this point. Justice of the Peace Robert Fitzgibbons was notified and did order an autopsy, which will be done Friday morning in Lubbock. No further at this time.
This release is a follow up to the 01-24-2015 release, regarding a shooting in the 1600 blk. of Kentucky Way. The victim has been identified as, LEA GOMEZ, 19 y.o.a, of Big Spring. There have been no updates on her condition at this point. Investigators will interview the victim as soon as she is medically able. The initial report from the victim, prior to her transfer to Lubbock, indicated that she accidentally shot herself while handling a handgun. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.
On the 23rd of January 2015 at approximately 11:40 P.M. Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 1606 Kentucky Way in reference to a female who had been shot. Upon arrival it was learned the female victim had been driven to Scenic Mountain Medical Center by her boy-friend in a private vehicle. Officers secured the residence of 1606 Kentucky Way while additional Officers responded to Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Upon arrival at Scenic Mountain Medical Center the female victim was found to be in serious condition with a gun shot wound to the upper torso. The 19 year old female victim was flown by helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock for treatment. Big Spring Police Department Investigators executed a search warrant for 1606 Kentucky Way and recovered evidence relating to this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.
On 01-17-2015, at approx. 9:31 pm, Officers responded 607 N. Main in reference to a suicidal subject. On arrival officers discovered a deceased male. The subject, identified as Johnson, David, 46 years of age, had suffered a single gunshot to the head. Justice of the Peace Shaw responded to the scene and pronounced death. An autopsy was ordered and was performed in Lubbock on 01-19-2015. The investigation is ongoing and investigators are awaiting autopsy results. At this time the wound appears to be self inflicted. No further.