One particular person was killed and 4 individuals have been wounded in a taking pictures at a cabinet-making enterprise in Bryan, Texas, authorities mentioned, and a state trooper was later shot throughout a manhunt that resulted within the suspected shooter being taken into custody.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske instructed reporters on Thursday he believes the taking pictures suspect is an worker on the Kent Moore Cabinets location. The taking pictures occurred within the bays in a plant the place staff make cupboards.
The police mentioned a motive within the taking pictures was not clear.
The shooter was gone by the point officers arrived, Mr Buske mentioned.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell mentioned a male suspect within the taking pictures was arrested within the tiny city of Iola, about 48 kilometers away from the cupboard plant.
The state trooper who was shot whereas pursuing the suspect was is in critical however secure situation, the Texas Department of Public Safety mentioned on Twitter.
Kent Moore Cabinets staff have been being interviewed, Bryan Police Lt. Jason James mentioned earlier, and witnesses had recognized a suspect. Police have been on the lookout for the suspected shooter, James mentioned, however he couldn’t describe that particular person.
“At this site, when law enforcement showed up it was already over with,” Mr James mentioned.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has despatched brokers and canine to the scene of the taking pictures, mentioned spokesman Deon Washington.
Police requested individuals to avoid the enterprise in the course of the investigation.
Bryan is about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston. Kent Moore Cabinets is headquartered in Bryan and employs greater than 600 individuals throughout the state, in keeping with the corporate’s web site.
The firm makes customized cupboards and has design facilities in neighboring College Station and almost a dozen Texas cities.
An individual who answered the telephone Thursday at Kent Moore Cabinets’ headquarters mentioned she couldn’t present any data on the taking pictures.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott provided prayers for taking pictures 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.”