Caldwell Man Charged with Murder in Deadly Snook Shooting

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

**UPDATE **

It's a small community full of families and small children; and each calls Cotton Village on Farm-to-Market Road 60 in Snook: home.

"I've been here about six or seven years or so,” said Cotton Village resident Roy Hawkins.

Normally everyone is laughing, barbequing and playing dominoes and all that,” said Hawkins.

On Sunday authorities say a heated argument over drugs is what triggering the deadly shooting that killed 31-year-old Marcus Carroll.

"This is like a total shock," said Hawkins. It’s just been really, really quiet around here since the shooting.”

“This is the quietest I've ever seen,” Hawkins said. “It’s just crazy because you hear things like this at the clubs, at the bar, but not at a place where kids live; and a lot of kids,” said Hawkins.

The shooting woke up the entire community, and subsequently left residents wondering how and why it all began.

“Why it happened in the first place?” questioned Hawkins. “Maybe a misunderstanding I guess, but whatever it is, I hope they work it out before someone else gets hurt."

Friday authorities announced a second arrest: 24-year-old Anthony Allen.

Allen is a Caldwell native and is now being charged with murder. He was arrested shortly after being treated for his injuries he sustained during Sunday's shooting. Thirty-three-year-old Antwan Heslip remains in critical condition at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

As the investigation continues, Roy Hawkins says he and many others will continue taking it one day at a time.

"You just try to live through it,” said Hawkins. “You know, whatever comes -- only God knows what's going to happen -- and just keep praying to him that he'll keep watching over you.”

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A 24-year-old Caldwell native has been arrested for murder for his involvement in a deadly apartment complex shooting in Snook.

Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Allen of Caldwell was arrested at the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight, Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2013.

Allen is being charged with murder in the shooting death of Marcus Carroll. There is no bond at this time and Allen is held in the Burleson County Jail.

On January 6, 2013 at approximately 2:36 am, the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls regarding a shooting that had taken place at the Cotton Village Apartments, 10048 FM 60E in Snook.

Authorities say 31-year-old Marcus Carroll, of College Station died after what began as an argument in the parking lot of the Cotton Village Apartments off F.M. 60 East shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Allen was originally treated and released at St Joseph Hospital in Bryan following the incident.

Investigators say handguns were recovered at the scene.

Nineteen-year-old Broderick Grba, of Bryan has been charged with murder and remains in the Burleson County Jail with his bail set at $1 million. Meanwhile, 33-year-old Antwan Heslip of Bryan remained in critical condition at St. Joseph hospital on Monday afternoon. Twenty-four-year-old Caldwell resident Anthony Allen was treated and released from the Bryan hospital, according to the Burleson County Sheriff's Office.

The following suspects involved in the shooting are as follows:

*31-year-old Marcus Carroll of College Station | deceased

*24-year-old Anthony Allen, of Caldwell | treated and released at St Joseph in Bryan

*33-year-old Antwan Heslip of Bryan | critical condition at St Joseph in Bryan

*19-year-old Broderick Grba | arrested and charged with Murder | being held on $1million bond at the Burleson County Jail in Caldwell.

Authorities say Grba has a lengthy criminal history.

Grba was arrested by Bryan police in October on a Burleson County warrant after being accused of robbing a Cefco convenience store at gunpoint two days before. The store is at the intersection of F.M. 60 East and F.M. 50, less than four miles from where Sunday's shooting occurred. Again, in November, Grba was arrested by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office on a misdemeanor drug charge, but was released hours later after posting $2,000 bail.

Residents and many who even witnessed the shooting tell News 3 that neither of the suspects live inside the complex.

"First it sounded like firecracker. It was going back and forth. So I said, "No mother, it’s not firecrackers. It's somebody shooting," said Alicia Fuller, a neighbor.

Fuller lives right next door to the apartments. She says a fight broke out and someone pulled a gun.

Multiple agencies responded to assist the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office with this incident including the Texas Rangers, Texas DPS troopers and forensics mapping team, District Attorney Investigator Brian Taylor, Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas and Somerville Police Department.


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