SHOOTING UPDATE #1
2018 4:00 pm
Joshua Allen Lee, 29 year old Friendswood resident, has been
charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as a result of the
shooting earlier this date at the Gay Family Auto Service Center.
The victim, 38 year old Michael Pavlas, was transported to
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Mr. Pavlas received numerous
gunshot wounds, none are expected to be life threatening. (The
police department will not be updating the condition of the victim due to
medical privacy restrictions.)
Mr. Pavlas is Mr. Lee’s supervisor. The shooting
appears to be a result of Lee being upset about the number of hours he was
being assigned at work. Pavlas was in his office when he was
After the shooting, Lee left in his 2011 Chevrolet
Malibu. Dickinson Police were able to broadcast a description of
the suspect vehicle. A League City Police office on the way to
another call spotted the vehicle traveling northbound on IH-45. Lee
refused to stop for officers and pursuit of about three miles ended in
Friendswood near his home. Lee then ran from the vehicle and was
pursued on foot by officers from League City and Webster Police Departments.
Lee had a Ruger .357 revolver on his person at the time. Officers used a
taser to take Lee into custody. Lee does not have a license to carry a
handgun. Lee sustained a small laceration on his chin as a result
of being tased and falling to the ground.
Lee was transferred to the Dickinson Police Station and is
currently in the Dickinson City Jail. After review of the case with
the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, a charge of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon was filed in Galveston County. Bond on that
charge was set at $80,000.00.
An additional charge of felony evading is expected to be
filed later today by League City Police Department in Harris County, where the
pursuit took place.
Lee does not have any previous criminal history.
Lee will be transferred to the Galveston County Jail later this evening.
Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second degree
felony, punishable by two years to twenty years in the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice and a $10,000.00 fine.
Tim J. Cromie
Criminal Investigation Division
Sergeant / Public Information Officer
Dickinson Police Department