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Big Spring man charged with shooting girlfriend

September 20, 2013

A Big Spring teenager is in critical condition and her boyfriend is in custody following a Thursday evening shooting.

Abigail Valencia, 17, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock shortly following the shooting, which occurred shortly before 6:45 p.m. Thursday in east Big Spring.

Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said police responded to the Scenic Mountain Medical Center emergency room in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they found Valencia suffering from a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head.

Everett said Valencia had been brought to the emergency room by her boyfriend, Dakota Anguiano, 19, who said he and Valencia were walking in the area of Circle Drive and Sycamore Street when a black Cadillac Escalade came around the corner and fired on the couple, wounding Valencia. Anguiano added a friend drove by and let him take his vehicle to transport Valencia to the hospital.

“Patrol officers attempted the find the crime scene,” Everett said. “As investigators talked to witnesses, Anguiano's story began to unravel.”

It was later determined, Everett said, that the shooting occurred at 1317 Tucson. At that point, Anguiano was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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