Incident

1-02-2017 Texas Lamesa 1-1

Location

January 02, 2017

1600 Block of North 8th Street
Lamesa, Texas
Geolocation: 32.7371, -101.968

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Benny Vela
  • Age: 28
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Age: 6
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Injury
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child injured (not child shooter)
  • Drive-by (car to street, car to car)

Notes

1 inj Child injured when Vela, confronting 2 people in house, drops shotgun. It discharges. Jennifer Ruiz, mother of child, is arrested. It leads to Jan. 3 db.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: 12 gauge
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 11
State Senate District: 28
State House District: 82