Suspects in Galleria shooting charged

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- No one was harmed in an exchange of gunfire in a parking lot at The Galleria, just days before the area will be on display for Super Bowl LI.

Two suspects have been charged in the shooting. Jeremy Arvie, 24, is charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He is in HPD jail on a total bond of $1,500. Marquis Allen, 23, is charged with a felony in possession of a weapon. He is in HPD jail on $5,000 bond. Allen has previously been arrested for burglary, theft and evading arrest.

HPD says they haven't filed charges for the shooting due to no eyewitnesses.

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According to Houston police, for some unknown reason, two groups of men exchanged gunfire in the parking lot of the Dillard's. Bullets shattered windows and pierced cars.

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Soon police had two cars stopped and searched in a parking garage, and arrested Arvie and Allen. Police say most of the suspects got away.

No injuries were reported.

"Thank goodness with all the people in the Dillard's parking lot," said HPD Assistant Chief Mattie Provost, who assured visitors will be safe when they start arriving ahead of the big game on Feb. 5.

"People who will be visiting will be safe. We already have measures in place to keep people safe in this city," Provost added.
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