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Midland Police make arrest in connection to deadly shooting at DK convenience store

Payne Stewart Reyes has been arrested and charged with murder.

MIDLAND, Texas — UPDATE: Midland Police have arrested Payne Stewart Reyes, 18, in connection with this case.

Officers conducted a traffic stop just before 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

During the traffic stop, officers found Reyes was in possession of narcotics as well as a firearm.

Reyes was then taken to the police department for questioning, where he refused to speak to MPD detectives.

Officers continued to investigate and identified Reyes as the person involved in the murder of Santonio D. Griffin, who died at Midland Memorial Hospital after being shot at a DK convenience store.

Reyes has been arrested and charged with murder, and the investigation is still ongoing.


Midland Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Monday.

Officers responded to the DK Convenience store on W. Scharbauer Drive after a call came in about shots being fired.

Not long after police were sent to Midland Memorial Hospital in regards to a man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man, identified as Santonio Griffin, 20, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Now the police are asking the public for help locating the suspect. 

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call the MPD non-emergency line at 432-685-7108 in reference to case number 201214053.

 The police have also provided two photos from the DK store of the suspect, as well as a composite sketch.

Credit: Midland police

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