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Posted on: May 29, 2019

GPD Press Release: Shooting Leads to SWAT Stand-Off, Four Arrests

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Galveston, TX - May 29, 2019 - On Monday night, May 27th, 2019, at approximately 11:35 pm, Galveston Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3400 block of Winnie Ave in reference to a possible assault.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Jose Reyes, and the victim, were involved in an altercation at the residence. During this altercation, Reyes fired multiple shots from a handgun at the victim; however, no one was struck.  After the shooting, the suspect and three of his accomplices fled the scene in a black Honda Civic.  Witnesses who knew the suspects were able to tell officers where the suspects lived, and as officers responded to the reported area of the residence, they observed a vehicle matching the description provided by those witnesses.  Officers then found four males standing on the porch of the home the vehicle was parked in front of, one of which matched the description of the shooter, and as officers attempted to detain the subjects, the subjects fled and entered a residence in the 2300 block of Hollywood Ave; locking the doors and refusing to come out.

At approximately 1:40 am, Galveston SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were dispatched to the location as the suspects continued to refuse to exit.  It was also discovered that there were possibly several other innocent bystanders inside the house, including an elderly female and several juveniles.  After a short stand-off, all of the subjects, including the suspects, exited the residence peacefully.  After obtaining a search warrant for the house, investigators discovered two handguns, both of which were loaded, and a small stash of ammo, in backpacks believed to belong to the suspects.


The following suspects have been charged with the following offenses:

Jose Reyes: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon - $150,000 bond

Robert Reyes: Evading Arrest - $5,000 bond

Deionte Edwards: Evading Arrest - $5,000 bond

Jalen Toussant: Evading Arrest - $5,000 bond      

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