Sycamore Shooting 2/12/17
On 02-12-2017, Officers with the Big Spring Police Dept. were dispatched to 1603 Sycamore in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch advised that one of the subjects involved was armed with a gun. As officers responded, dispatch advised that there had been a shooting and one subject was down. Upon arrival officers found a male subject being held down on the ground in the front yard of the residence and a subject in the living room of the home deceased from gunshot wounds to the head. Two witnesses on scene advised the male being restrained had shot the victim and attempted to leave the residence and was stopped by two other males. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as SAUCEDO-ESTRADA,PABLO, w/h/m 21 years of age. The victim was identified as SAUCEDO, VICTOR (no relation to suspect) w/h/m 41 years of age. As of this release it appears that the suspect and victim were both staying at the residence but are not the owners. It is unknown what caused the shooting but the suspect became angry, went into a bedroom, returned with a .22 cal. rifle and fired two shots at the victim. The suspect was taken to the detention center and has been charged with murder and is awaiting arraignment. Justice of the Peace Shaw pronounced the victim dead at the scene and an autopsy was ordered and will be performed on this date. The investigation continues and there is no further at this time.
EL PASO “MOST WANTED” SEX OFFENDER
On 02-07-2017, Big Spring officers learned that a sex offender listed as a Crime Stoppers most wanted in El Paso, Tx. was possibly in the Big Spring area. Officers were advised that the suspect, Gregory Ezelle W/M, 43 y.o.a. was operating a red Mercury Sable and was possibly enroute to Big Spring from Lamesa. At approx. 8:10 pm, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and through dispatch found that the vehicle had fictitious registration. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified Ezelle as the driver. He was arrested on a Parole Violation warrant out of El Paso and booked in the Howard County Detention Center. Ezelle is a registered sex offender who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl in Moore County, released on parole on Sept. 28th and violated terms of his parole. He remains in custody pending extradition.
Media Release 12/27/16
On the 25th of December 2016 at approximately 7:25 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 11th and Birdwell in reference to a stabbing. After searching the area, officers located Armando Avina Hispanic/Male 34 years of age at the intersection of 11th and Knowles. It was found Avina had been stabbed multiple times in the back. Big Spring Emergency Medical Services responded and transported Avina to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment. Avina has since been transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa where he is listed in stable condition.
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