Bryan police make arrest in morning shooting, suspect charged with three felonies, multiple warrants

Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 8:59 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Bryan police have taken a suspect into custody for the Poplar Circle shooting that happened Friday morning and charged him with three felonies and multiple warrants.

Bryan police responded to a call from the 3200 block of Finfeather Road at 8:05 a.m. Friday morning, reporting a shooting that had occurred. Upon arrival, Bryan police found two victims who had been shot. Both injuries were non-life-threatening, police confirmed.

Police determined that the shooting took place in the 2700 block of Poplar Circle. The victims then fled to the 3200 block of Finfeather Road. Around 9 a.m., police identified a suspect on the 5700 block of Paseo Place, the suspect was then taken into custody.

Taron Devault, 35, was chared with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and multiple warrants.

Bryan Police were spread out at several locations on the west side investigating that crime Friday morning after a man and woman were wounded by gunfire.

”Somebody had shot somebody over there on Poplar,” said Paula Ann Sherwood, a Bryan resident.

Sherwood has lived in the neighborhood for years.

”It makes me feel bad,” she said.

Police say the man and woman drove to homes nearby on Finfeather Road after they were hit. Devault was captured less than an hour later in a neighborhood on Paseo Place near Leonard Road.

“In the preliminary investigation it looks like the parties knew each other and there was some kind of verbal altercation and then that’s when Mr. Devault produced a gun and fired rounds at the victims,” said Officer Kole Taylor with the Bryan Police Department.

Other neighbors like Marvin Christon also find the situation scary.

”We need more and more people to start looking out for each other and stop a lot of this craziness. The world is already in a bind to where we have COVID,” he said.

“I didn’t like it at all,” added Christon when he heard what had happened.

”I hope it stays quiet and what’s ever going on be seen to here in Bryan because it’s something new, you never know who, where,” said Sherwood.

Police tell us the man and woman are recovering and have both been released from the hospital. Bond information for Devault has not been listed yet.

We’ll continue to update this story on-air and online as we learn more.

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