October 5th 2017
On Sunday October 1st 2017 at approximately 10:30pm, the Galveston
Police Department responded to the 1200 block of 21st Street in
Galveston, Texas (Gulf Breeze Apartments) in relation to a weapons
offense. When Officers arrived on scene, they viewed Anthony Maupin
(44) suffering from an apparent gunshot
wound to the lower abdomen.
Galveston EMS transported Maupin from that location to the
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Maupin was later
Detectives with the Galveston Police Department developed a
suspect identified as Bryan Lee Bell (19). Maupin was in a relationship
with Bell’s mother, who lived at the location of the Homicide. It was
believed that Bell had fled from Galveston after the shooting incident.
On October 4th 2017, Officers with the Galveston
Police Department placed Bryan Lee Bell under arrest for the offense of
Homicide, with assistance from the Galveston County District Attorney’s
Office. Bell’s bond was set at $250,000 and he is currently in custody at
the Galveston County Jail.
Anyone with information about the shooting incident that
took the life of Anthony Maupin is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at
(409) 763-8477 (TIPS) or Detectives with the Galveston Police Department at
Detective Derek Gaspard #452
Galveston Police Department -
Major Crimes Unit