A person opened fireplace Thursday at a Texas cabinet-making firm the place he labored, killing one individual and wounding 5 others earlier than capturing and wounding a state trooper previous to his arrest, authorities stated.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske informed reporters he believes the suspect, whose identify wasn’t instantly launched, is an worker on the Kent Moore Cabinets location the place the capturing occurred. He stated investigators imagine the person was solely liable for the assault, which occurred round 2:30 p.m., and that he was gone by the point officers arrived.
Four of the 5 individuals who had been wounded on the enterprise had been hospitalized in important situation, authorities stated. During the manhunt for the suspect, he shot and wounded a state trooper, who was hospitalized in severe however secure situation, the Texas Department of Public Safety stated on Twitter.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell stated about two hours after the assault, the suspect was arrested in Bedias, a tiny neighborhood about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Bryan.
Investigators had been nonetheless attempting to find out the motive for the assault, authorities stated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives despatched brokers and canine to the capturing scene, stated spokesman Deon Washington. Police requested individuals to keep away from the enterprise in the course of the investigation.
Bryan is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Houston and is close to Texas A&M University. With greater than 86,000 residents, it’s the seat of Brazos County.
An individual who answered the cellphone at Kent Moore Cabinets’ headquarters in Bryan stated she couldn’t present any info on the capturing. The firm, which makes customized cupboards, has design facilities in almost a dozen Texas cities and employs greater than 600 individuals, in accordance with its web site.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott supplied prayers for capturing victims and their households.
“I have been working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers as they assist local law enforcement on a swift response to this criminal act. Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect.”