One particular person was killed and 4 folks have been wounded in a capturing 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 advised reporters on Thursday he believes the capturing suspect is an worker on the Kent Moore Cabinets location. The capturing occurred within the bays in a plant the place staff make cupboards.
The police mentioned a motive within the capturing 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 capturing 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 steady 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 in search of the suspected shooter, James mentioned, however he couldn’t describe that particular person.
“At this web site, when legislation enforcement confirmed 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 capturing, mentioned spokesman Deon Washington.
Police requested folks to steer clear of the enterprise throughout the investigation.
Bryan is about 160 kilometers northwest of Houston. 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 almost a dozen Texas cities.
An individual who answered the cellphone Thursday at Kent Moore Cabinets’ headquarters mentioned she couldn’t present any data on the capturing.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott supplied prayers for capturing victims and their households.
“I’ve been working carefully with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers as they help native legislation enforcement on a swift response to this prison act. Their efforts led to the arrest of the capturing suspect.”