On Monday, December 4th, a jury selection for the trial of 61 year old Raul O. Reyes vs. The State of Texas will begin next week in 118th District Court.
Reyes is charged with five counts of aggravated assault of a public servant, a 1st Degree Felony, that resulted from a police shootout and chase that took place last December.
Police were first called to the AT&T store on Gregg St. for a person acting suspicious with a gun. When officers arrived on scene Reyes allegedly stepped out of his truck and fired multiple shots before leading police on a chase that ended near Big Spring High School.
It was there that Reyes exited the vehicle again and began firing again before being shot himself. According to DPS two guns were found at the scene, including an assault rifle which was used to fire at officers.
A Big Spring police officer and DPS trooper were involved in the final shootout. Reyes had been injured in the shootout, but no injuries to the law enforcement officers were reported.