Arrest made in deadly Midland shooting

Payne Stewart Reyes, 18.
Payne Stewart Reyes, 18.(Midland Crime Stoppers)
Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2020 at 6:37 PM CST
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: An arrest has been made in Monday night’s deadly shooting.

According to the Midland Police Department, 18-year-old Payne Stewart Reyes has been charged with murder in the death of Santonio Griffin.

Police say that Reyes was pulled over by a K9 officer on Thursday just after noon. Reyes was reportedly found with narcotics and a gun and detectives were notified.

Reyes was taken to the Midland Police Department for questioning where he reportedly refused to speak with detectives.

According to MPD, Reyes was later identified as the suspect involved in Monday’s shooting and he was charged.

A mugshot for Reyes was not immediately available.


Midland police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot and killed at a gas station on Monday night.

According to the Midland Police Department, officers were called to the DK Convenience store in the 700 block of West Scharbauer Drive at 10:23 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

A short time later, police were called to Midland Memorial Hospital for a gunshot victim. The man, who was identified as Santonio Griffin, 20, died at the hospital.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 694-TIPS or submit a tip online here. Anyone with information leading to an arrest could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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