A 25-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday night on various charges stemming from a "shots fired" investigation on the city's north side, according to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department.
Just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, San Angelo police were dispatched to the area of West 22nd and North Farr streets after several callers reported shots fired from a dark-colored SUV. Responding officers found several spent shell casings in the street.
The suspect vehicle was no longer on scene and no one was injured.
Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a call of an armed man waving a gun in the air at MLK Park, 2121 Martin Luther King Drive. When officers arrived, a few park-goers alerted the officers to the armed man’s location.
When officers attempted to confront the suspect, he ducked behind a nearby vehicle and appeared to discard something. The suspect, later identified as Rhyheme Talton, was detained and frisked for safety. Talton had a Glock ammunition magazine in his pocket and officers found an unattended Glock firearm on the sidewalk during an immediate search of the area.
Officers also found a black SUV, associated with Talton, at the park. The SUV was running and unoccupied.
Talton, who exhibited signs of intoxication, was placed under arrest for public intoxication, unlawful possession of firearm by felon, and possession of controlled substance Penalty Group 3, after officers located a bag of Xanax in his sock.
He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. Bond was set at $11,442.