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Bryan Mother Of Two Sons Shot During Fight Speaks With News 3


BRYAN, Texas *Monday Update*

Police have made contact with a male suspect who allegedly shot two brothers Saturday night after a fight on Toro Lane.

29-year-old James Munson and his brother 26-year-old Johnathan Munson are both at St. Joseph Hospital.

Their mother says her sons were just trying to protect her after she'd argued with the suspected shooter's girlfriend.

According to her, Johnathan will likely be able to leave the hospital Tuesday while James Munson was still in critical condition.

BPD has not released the shooter's identity, but they say the he is cooperating with the police investigation.

The case will be turned over to the District Attorney's Office for them to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.

A Bryan woman is speaking out after her two sons were shot right in front of her Saturday night.

She says it all happened because they were merely protecting her.

News 3 has the latest on the case and why police need your help finding the suspect.

29-year-old James Munson and his brother 26-year-old Johnathan Munson are both at St. Joseph Hospital after being shot during a fight Saturday night on Toro Lane.

Now police are looking for the shooter and a woman he fled with.

Crime scene tape and markers filled the cul-de-sac of Toro Lane Saturday night in Bryan after two brothers; 29-year-old James and 26-year-old Johnathan Munson were shot during a fight.

"He came to my house looking for me so he already had plans you know to try to harm me, so I just don't feel safe," said Dernice Franklin, mother of the victims.

Dernice Franklin showed us some pictures of the boys in high school at her nearby home and said they were trying to protect her after she'd argued with the suspected shooter's girlfriend.

"I guess she went and got offended and went and told him because of what I said to her... He came to hurt me and when my sons found that out they did like I said like the average, they went where he was looking for him and told him to come out and do it like mens, fight like mens. And he pulled out the pistol," said Franklin.

James was shot in the stomach and was sedated Sunday .

His mom did say that he'd been released from prison in May for an aggravated assault conviction but she'd seen a change.

Johnathan was shot in the chest and side with a bullet still in him.

Tino Quintana was a few doors down visiting his family when he heard five or six shots.

"We was in the living room watching a movie and then we heard a few shots. And then we heard some kind of screaming and when we get up I see the people run away," said Quintana.

Bryan Police say the suspect, described as a black man fled in a dark Mitsubishi Galant with a Hispanic woman.

"We do have some good information available and we hope that a conclusion to the investigation is forthcoming," said Sgt. Dennis Thane of the Bryan Police Department.

"Like I said I can't sleep. Every time I shut my eyes I see my kids, so I'm just praying to God that they'll pull through and everything will be all right," said Dernice Franklin.

According to their mother, Johnathan will likely be able to leave the hospital by Tuesday while James Munson is still in critical condition as of Sunday night.

If you have any information on this case you are asked to call the Bryan Criminal Investigation Division at (979) 209-5316 or Crime Stoppers at 979-775-TIPS (8477).


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