A man was arrested and charged Sunday with shooting his brother and a bystander inside a La Marque convenience store.

Justin Phillips, 34, of La Marque, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after turning himself in at the La Marque Police Department, according to a press release.

Police were called about 10 p.m. Sunday to the scene of a shooting at the Circle T Quick Stop convenience store at 101 Lake Road.

Police found two people who had been wounded by gunshots. One was in critical condition; the other had non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

While interviewing witnesses, police said, they learned that one victim was Phillips’ brother and the other had no connection to him. Phillips turned himself in about 10:30 p.m., according to police records.

He was held on $80,000 bond, according to the news release. He was still in custody at the Galveston County Jail as of Monday afternoon, according to jail records.

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



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