Suspect arrested after deadly July shooting of Galveston man, police say

Clifton Lee Jones, 23 (Galveston PD)

GALVESTON, Texas – A suspect has been arrested in the deadly shooting of a Galveston man in July, officers with the Galveston Police Department said Friday.

Clifton Lee Jones, 23, has been charged with murder in the deadly shooting of 28-year-old Galveston resident Lyzhon Bankston.

On Sunday, July 28, Galveston police officers were dispatched to the 7200 block of Heards Lane regarding reports of shots being fired in the area. Responding officers said they checked the area and found a black truck that appeared to have struck a fence. The truck was found to be occupied by Bankston, who had suffered multiple gunshots, investigators said.

Emergency officials transported the victim to UTMB Health at Galveston, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said after thorough investigation, an arrest warrant was issued and they were able to take Jones into custody on Thursday.

Jones’ bond was set at $250,000 and he was put in the Galveston County Jail, police said.


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