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Texas mass shooting suspect in custody after manhunt – death, injuries reported

Bryan Police Department patrol vehicles. (Bryan Police Department/Facebook)
April 08, 2021

A suspect accused of a mass shooting at a cabinet manufacturing business in Bryan, Texas on Thursday afternoon was detained after a manhunt. One person died at the scene.

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m. CST: Bryan Police Department Chief Eric Buske told reporters that the suspect was in custody and confirmed to be an employee of the business, Kent Moore Cabinets.

Buske confirmed seven victims in the incident — one deceased at the scene, four critically injured, one with minor injuries, and one who suffered an asthma attack as a result of the shooting.

“Four people were transported to St. Joe Hospital in critical condition with gunshot injuries,” Buske said.

Bryan Police Department Lt. Jason James told CNN earlier that at least six people were injured during the shooting and were transported to local hospitals.

“It’s a business so there’s a lot of employees that were inside,” James told CNN, adding that police are “investigating who saw what and how it all transpired.”

“We’re trying to find the connection to [the suspect] and this business, and then we’ll be able to figure out exactly who we’re looking for and be able to get that out to the public,” James added.

The Bryan Police Department tweeted at 4:24 p.m. CST, saying, “The Bryan Police Department and local first responders responded to a shooting at 350 Stone City Dr. Officers on scene found several victims. All victims were transported to local hospitals. The suspect is still at large. This is still an active investigation.”

The Houston-based ATF branch tweeted at 4:28 p.m. CST that they were en route to the scene “with Special Agents and a K-9.”

Bryan is an eastern Texas city bordering College Station, which is home to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement in response to the shooting.

“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. The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect. Cecilia and I are praying for the victims and their families and for the law enforcement officer injured while apprehending the suspect,” Abbott said.