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Public Safety News
Dickinson Police Department
News Release
Friday, December 07, 2018

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 1:22p.m., officers were dispatched to 124 W FM 517 Rd., Taco Bell in reference to a Shooting. Officers located the victim in the parking lot. The victim had been transported by vehicle from 110 W Deats Rd., to Taco Bell. The victim was transported to Clear Lake hospital by ambulance. The victim was listed in critical condition and is undergoing surgery. The victim has not been identified at this time.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit and the Galveston County District Attorney’s office assisted on scene. Detectives are questioning two persons of interest at this time.

Update December 6, 2016, the suspect in the shooting has been identified as 27 year old Michael Balzarett. Balzarett has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The offense is a 2nd degree Felony with a range of punishment of 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

The victim was identified as 25 year old Jared Byrd.




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