Big Spring police are investigating two shootings which took place Friday night, one of which landed a local man in jail.
Timothy Arview, 30, was arrested at his home in the 800 block of Creighton and charged with deadly conduct.
Officers had been called to the residence about 9:30 p.m. in reference to shots being fired. Upon arriving at the scene, officers recovered numerous shell casings.
According to a press release from the Big Spring Police Department, Arview initially denied having any knowledge of the shell casings or the incident, but later admitted to police he stepped outside his residence and fired six shots from a handgun into a vacant house across the street.
He was transported to the detention center and booked.
Earlier Friday, shortly before 8 p.m., police received a call in reference to shots fired in the 800 block of Lorilla. At the scene, officers were informed that a neighborhood dispute had turned violent.
According to police, a large group of people witnessed the incident, but officers were unable to get a clear explanation of the events. Two different stories were received, police said, with each group claiming the other had fired the shots.
After searching the scene, one weapon was discovered. Police said the only damage from the gunfire was to a trunk of a vehicle. No injuries were reported. According to a press release issued by BSPD, the dispute appeared to have started over money one party owed the other.
An area television station reported officers were involved in a short standoff. However, that information could not be verified Saturday morning and no one was arrested. Howard County sheriff’s deputies assisted on the scene.
BSPD is still investigating both shootings, which police said were unrelated.
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