Duo arrested in wake of shootings

One suspect apprehended after 7-hour manhunt

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Two Fort Stockton men are in custody after reports of shots being fired at three city locations in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The investigation is continuing.

The circumstances around the shots being fired, the crime scene locations and a possible motive have not been made public.

Vincent Reyes was apprehended after a 7-hour manhunt involving 25 law enforcement personnel from the Fort Stockton Police Department, Pecos County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Marshals Office. Dispatchers from the police department and administrative staff from the Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search.

According to Fort Stockton Police Chief Ryan Skelton, Reyes fled on foot after a traffic stop at 4:30 a.m. on the 200 block of South Kansas Street. The proximity to Fort Stockton Intermediate School prompted the start of classes being delayed until 10 a.m. until the area was deemed safe.

Reyes was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. on 48th Street between Wilson Way and Stone Road.

The passenger of the vehicle, Alonzo “A.J.” Rodriguez, 21, was arrested at the scene of the traffic stop. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (a second-degree felony) and with a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Police are also investigating the circumstances around a man who was run over by a car at one of the scenes of the shootings. The man, whose identify has not been released, was transported to Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Hospital spokesperson Marissa Trevino told The Pioneer that no information was available about the man.

Please see Thursday's edition of The Pioneer for more information.

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