BRYAN, Texas (AP) — One particular person was killed and 5 others had been wounded Thursday within the wake of a taking pictures at a cabinet-making enterprise in Bryan, Texas, that resulted in a manhunt and eventual seize of a male suspect who additionally shot a state trooper, authorities stated.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske informed reporters he believes the taking pictures suspect is an worker on the Kent Moore Cupboards location the place the taking pictures occurred about 2:30 p.m. inside plant bays the place staff make cupboards.
The gunman apparently acted alone utilizing a handgun, however a motive for the taking pictures was not instantly clear, Buske stated. He stated the suspect, who has not been recognized, was gone by the point officers arrived.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell stated the suspected shooter was arrested within the tiny city of Iola, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from the cupboard plant.
A state trooper who was shot whereas pursuing the suspect was is in critical however secure situation, the Texas Division of Public Security stated on Twitter.
When Kent Moore Cupboards staff had been interviewed, witnesses recognized a suspect, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James stated earlier than the suspect’s seize.
“At this web site, when legislation enforcement confirmed up, it was already over with,” James stated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives despatched brokers and canines to the taking pictures scene, stated spokesman Deon Washington. Police requested folks to keep away from the enterprise throughout the investigation.
Bryan is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Houston and sits on the doorstep of Texas A&M College. Town of greater than 86,000 residents is a market, industrial and medical middle for the center Brazos River valley with an financial system centered on the college in adjoining Faculty Station and its associated agribusiness; computer systems, analysis and growth. It is also the seat of Brazos County.
In response to the corporate’s web site, Kent Moore Cupboards is headquartered in Bryan and employs greater than 600 folks statewide. The corporate makes customized cupboards and has design facilities in neighboring Faculty Station and practically a dozen Texas cities.
An individual who answered the telephone Thursday at Kent Moore Cupboards’ headquarters stated she couldn’t present any info on the taking pictures.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott provided prayers for taking pictures victims and their households.
“I’ve been working carefully with the Texas Division of Public Security and the Texas Rangers as they help native legislation enforcement on a swift response to this legal act. Their efforts led to the arrest of the taking pictures suspect.”