Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release
UPDATE: July 21, 2022

Murder Victim Identified and Suspect Charged

The victim in the Pinehurst shooting homicide on Friday, July 15, 2022, has been identified as 24-year-old Mitchell Allen Weemes of Magnolia. The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Daniel David-Joseph Ryan III and is currently in custody. Mr. Ryan has been charged with Murder, and a $150,000 bond has been set for the offense.

Booking photo of Daniel David-Joseph Ryan III

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July 16, 2022

MCTXSheriff Investigates Shooting Homicide in Pinehurst

On Friday, July 15, 2022, at about 11:45 pm, Montgomery County dispatch received multiple calls in reference to a shooting at 32002 HWY249 (Mike’s County Store) in Pinehurst. Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to find a deceased white male in the parking lot. Witnesses stated a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and an unknown black male. As the altercation escalated, the black male produced a firearm and shot the victim before fleeing north along HWY249. At about 12:10 am, an individual matching the description of the actor given by witnesses on scene was located a short distance away and taken into custody.

As this investigation is still early and underway, no further details are available at this time. The identification of those involved is pending the notification of next of kin.

Information Source
Specialist Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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