On the 11th of December 2014 at approximately 4:10PM Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Alamesa and Wasson in reference to a major traffic collision with injuries. Upon arrival and after investigation it was found that the driver of a 2007 Black Jaguar XJS (Tammy Green 55 YOA) had failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2011 Gray GMC Terrain occupied by Uvaldo Garcia 50 YOA and a Juvenile Female. Green, Garcia and the Juvenile Female were all transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for Treatment. The investigation also led Officers to believe that Green was intoxicated at which time Officers requested a search warrant for her blood. No arrests have been made at this time and Officers are awaiting the results of Green’s blood from the DPS Crime Lab. Green, Garcia and the Juvenile Female all suffered non incapacitating injuries, were treated and released.
On 12-01-2014, at approx. 2:49 am, Officers responded to 902 Birdwell in reference to a burglary in progress. While enroute Officers learned that the actor had been shot in the leg. On arrival Officers found the suspect, JOE LUNA, w/m, 03-21-79, sitting on the porch, with the firearm still in his possession. He was ordered to toss the weapon away, which he did. He was found to have a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Officers learned the Luna had showed up at his ex-wife's home and was knocking on the door. She could not see who was knocking and opened the door slightly. When she saw who it was she tried to slam the door but Luna used his foot to stop her. She advised at this point he had a rifle pointed at her chest and she grabbed the barrel with both hands and the two struggled for the weapon in the doorway of her home. During the struggle the weapon discharged, striking Luna in the leg. The victims son came to her aid and the two continued to struggle with Luna until he was outside and they could close the door and call Police. The couple has been divorced for some time and at one time she had obtained a protective order, protecting her from Luna, but the order had expired. The weapon was a 22 cal. rifle that had been sawed off at both ends.
Luna was taken to the Emergency Room and at last report was in surgery. The female suffered minor injuries and required no medical treatment. Her son was not injured.
Luna is facing charges of Burglary of a Habitation, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. This investigation is ongoing, no further at this time.
Child Pedestrian Accident
On the 17th of April 2014 at approximately 8:40PM Big Spring Police Department Officers and Emergency Medical Service personnel were dispatched to the 1200 block of Gregg Street in reference to a small child being struck by a vehicle. By 8:42 PM EMS and Officers had arrived on scene and the child was immediately transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment. It was found that the child (2 years of age) was with his elderly grandmother in the parking lot of “Hunan’s restaurant” (1201 S. Gregg) when the “rambunctious” child had ran into the roadway and was struck by a 2005 Red Ford F-150 PK. The investigation led Officers to believe that the incident was a tragic accident and no charges will be filed as a result. The child was treated and released from Scenic Mountain Medical Center the night of the 17th of April 2014. Investigators contacted the child’s mother on this date and found the child is doing well though they are following up with physicians as a precautionary measure.
CID Sergeant Tony Everett
Administrative Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams