A person opened fireplace Thursday at a Texas cabinet-making firm the place he labored, killing one particular person and wounding 5 others earlier than taking pictures and wounding a state trooper previous to his arrest, authorities mentioned.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske advised reporters he believes the suspect, whose identify wasn’t instantly launched, is an worker on the Kent Moore Cupboards location the place the taking pictures occurred. He mentioned investigators consider the person was solely accountable for the assault, which occurred round 2:30 p.m., and that he was gone by the point officers arrived.
4 of the 5 individuals who have been wounded on the enterprise have been hospitalized in important situation, authorities mentioned. Throughout the manhunt for the suspect, he shot and wounded a state trooper, who was hospitalized in critical however steady situation, the Texas Division of Public Security mentioned on Twitter.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell mentioned about two hours after the assault, the suspect was arrested in Bedias, a tiny group about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Bryan.
Investigators have been nonetheless attempting to find out the motive for the assault, authorities mentioned.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives despatched brokers and canines to the taking pictures scene, mentioned spokesman Deon Washington. Police requested folks to steer clear of the enterprise through the investigation.
Bryan is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Houston and is close to Texas A&M College. With greater than 86,000 residents, it’s the seat of Brazos County.
An individual who answered the telephone at Kent Moore Cupboards’ headquarters in Bryan mentioned she couldn’t present any info on the taking pictures. The corporate, which makes customized cupboards, has design facilities in practically a dozen Texas cities and employs greater than 600 folks, in response to its web site.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott supplied 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.”