Felony warrant leads to Bay City homicide investigation

Oct. 13, 2017 at 8:27 p.m.
Updated Oct. 14, 2017 at 6 a.m.

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A felony warrant Friday morning lead Bay City police officers into a homicide investigation in the death of a 17-year-old man.

Officers served the warrant at 2:58 a.m. in the 2000 block of Herreth Avenue on an aggravated robbery investigation on a Bay City ISD school property, according to a Bay City Police Department news release.

The police department was assisting the Bay City ISD Police Department in serving the warrant on the suspects in the aggravated robbery, which occurred Monday, the release said.

Michael Allen Trevino Jr., 17, was taken into custody without incident, according to the release. While serving the warrant, officers detained several people, including a 16-year-old, at other locations, the release said.

The news release does not explain how authorities connected the felony warrant to a homicide investigation.

In the murder case, officials received information that several people were involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Devin Lee Davalos, of Bay City, who was reported missing Thursday, the news release said.

Other information indicated the suspects drove Davalos in his car to an area near a boat ramp in Brazoria County and dumped the 17-year-old there, the release said.

The body was recovered by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office and Gulf Coast Rescue Squad.

Brazoria County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Jack Brown ordered an autopsy.

Davalos' car was found burning near Old Van Vleck Road in Bay City and was reported to the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office, the release said.

The case remains under investigation. The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation and Detective Cpl. Chris Hadash is the lead investigator.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Bay City Police Department at 979-245-8500.


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