Gunshots fired in an alley near Ball High School on Monday prompted a short manhunt and the arrest of two men on evading arrest and deadly conduct charges, police said.

Galveston Independent School District Police Department officers reported hearing the shots near the intersection of 43rd Street and Avenue O at about 4:20 p.m., according to an affidavit filed by the department.

The intersection is near the school district’s police department office, which faces 43rd Street.

Four officers ran outside the building upon hearing the shots, and saw eight Ball High School students running out of an alley toward the school, according to the affidavit.

Officers stopped one of the students, who told them that the group had been approached by two men in the alley, according the affidavit. The men pulled out guns, which sent the group running according to the affidavit.

The student told officers that he had fought with one of the men’s brothers the previous weekend, according to the affidavit.

No one was injured by the shots. School was not in session at the time.

The group of students provided descriptions of the men to police. School district officers, the Galveston Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety searched the area around the school, according to the affidavit.

The men were found hiding under a house near 56th Street and Borden Avenue, according to the affidavit.

Demetrius Santana, 19, of Galveston, and Dymonique Thompson, 18, of Galveston, were both charged with deadly conduct discharge of a firearm, a felony, and evading arrest or detention, a misdemeanor, according to court records. Their bonds were each set at $25,500.

Santana was still in custody at the Galveston County jail on Wednesday, according to jail records. Thompson made bond on Tuesday, according to the jail.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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(3) comments

Terry Moore

They should be treated them as if they actually shot someone since it was an attempt to! SMH!

Paula Flinn

Please take this seriously, Galveston Police and GISD. We do not want a tragedy here.

Doug Sivyer

Lock these delinquents up! Guns, Guns, Guns everywhere! Our society has failed us!

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