A teenager in Big Spring has been formally charged for the murder of his girlfriend.
19-year-old Dakota Anguiano was indicted for killing 17-year-old Abigail Valencia.
You’ll remember he was locked up back in September after taking the young mother to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Valencia died from that injury a few days later.
A 17-year-old girl remains in critical condition following a shooting in Big Spring Thursday night.
Abigail Valencia of Big Spring was brought to the hospital by private vehicle driven by her boyfriend. She appeared to have a single gun shot wound to the left side of her head, near the ear and was in critical condition.
Anguiano told officers he and Abigail were walking in the area of Circle and Sycamore when a black Escalade came around the corner and a shot was fired from the vehicle and struck Abigail. He advised that a friend of his drove by and let him take his vehicle to get Abigail to the hospital.
Investigators were called out and Patrol Officers attempted to find the crime scene. As investigators talked to witnesses Anguiano’s story began to unravel.
It was found that the shooting had occurred at 1317 Tucson. The crime scene was located there and was processed. At this point Dakota Anguiano was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The weapon was not at the scene but the investigation led to a subject who had removed the weapon from the scene and hidden it in another home on Tucson Street.
The weapon, a .45 cal. handgun was recovered and the subject arrested. He was identified as 19-year-old David Westbrook of Big Spring. He is charged with Tampering With Evidence. There has been no motive established at this time and officers believe that Abigail’s 2 year old daughter was in the room when her mother was shot.
A Big Spring man and his friend are in jail after a Thursday night shooting in Big Spring, according to a news release from the Big Spring Police Department.
At 6:48 p.m. Thursday officers went to the Scenic Mountain Medical Center emergency room on a report of a gunshot victim.
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.