One particular person was killed and 5 folks have been wounded in the wake of a shooting at a cabinet-making enterprise in Bryan, Texas, authorities stated, and a state trooper was later shot throughout a manhunt that resulted in the suspected shooter being taken into custody.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske instructed reporters on Thursday he believes the shooting suspect is an worker on the Kent Moore Cabinets location. The shooting occurred in the bays in a plant the place staff make cupboards.
Buske stated a motive in the shooting was not clear.
The shooter was gone by the point officers arrived, Buske stated.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell stated a male suspect in the shooting was arrested in the tiny city of Iola, about 48 kilometers away from the cabinet plant.
The state trooper who was shot whereas pursuing the suspect was is in critical however secure situation, the Texas Department of Public Safety stated on Twitter.
Kent Moore Cabinets staff have been being interviewed, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James stated earlier, and witnesses had recognized a suspect. Police have been searching for the suspected shooter, James stated, however he couldn’t describe that particular person.
“At this site, when law enforcement showed up it was already over with,” James stated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has despatched brokers and canines to the scene of the shooting, stated spokesman Deon Washington.
Police requested folks to steer clear of the enterprise in the course of the investigation.
Bryan is about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston that sits on the doorstep of Texas A&M University. The metropolis of greater than 86,000 residents is a market, industrial and medical middle for the center Brazos River valley with a financial system centered on the college in adjoining College Station and its associated agribusiness; computer systems, analysis and growth. It is also the seat of Brazos County.
Kent Moore Cabinets is headquartered in Bryan and employs greater than 600 folks throughout the state, in line with the corporate’s web site. The firm makes customized cupboards and has design facilities in neighboring College Station and practically a dozen Texas cities.
An individual who answered the telephone Thursday at Kent Moore Cabinets’ headquarters stated she couldn’t present any data on the shooting.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott provided prayers for shooting victims and their households.