Update: Sports Bar Shooting (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:11 (540 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – Four people were injured in a shooting inside a North Abilene Sports bar on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 1 a.m. The call came into Dispatch as an Injured Subject at the bar located on the 4000 Block of North First.

Patrol Officers arrived to find a large group of people inside and outside of the bar and immediately secured the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed that an argument between two males started inside the bar. One of the male subjects, a Hispanic male, entered the bar and began arguing with Vincent Balbuena. He left the bar and came back a short time later with three other subjects. Three of them attacked Balbuena possibly stabbing and shooting him. Balbuena was taken to Hendrick Medical Center. Also injured in the fight was the bar’s owner, Hector Carmona as he was trying to break up the altercation. Carmona was also possibly stabbed and shot. He was eventually flown to Lubbock for treatment of his injuries. Two other victims in the bar were also injured by flying debris. Their injuries were non-life-threatening.

Police interviewed several witnesses who were inside the bar when the incident started. Through the investigation the Abilene Police Department identified one the four suspects in the altercation. His identity is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. One of the other suspects is described as a Hispanic Male with a tattoo covering his neck, a small possible teardrop tattoo under one of his eyes and has short hair and possible tattoos on his head. There have been no arrests yet; Police are looking for all four suspects. The investigation is ongoing.


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