Suspect arrested in murder investigation of College Station teen

Trevor Thompson, Jr., was named to Brazos County’s most wanted list before his capture Wednesday
KBTX News 3 at Six(Recurring)
Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 3:26 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2022 at 1:34 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - The suspect in the shooting death of a teenager on Saturday night at the Pearl Apartments was arrested Wednesday evening.

College Station Police Department named Trevor James Thompson, Jr., 26, of Bryan, as a suspect Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Thompson shot and killed 15-year-old Anthony Ayers during an altercation just before 10 p.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of the apartment complex on Harvey Road near George Bush Drive.

On Tuesday, Brazos County Crime Stoppers listed Thompson as a “Most Wanted” for charges including aggravated robbery and evading arrest. Those charges were updated to include murder.

According to online jail records, Thompson has been booked into the Brazos County Detention Center six times since 2014. He was first arrested in April 2014 on an aggravated robbery charge. He was last arrested in September 2020 on an evading arrest charge.

Authorities said in a probable cause report on Thursday morning, that they think Thompson used a .45 caliber gun to murder Ayers. After looking at surveillance footage they discovered Thompson and Ayers were fighting over a gun. Thompson ripped the gun out of Ayers’ hands, giving him a second gun, according to police reports. After that, authorities report that the fight continued until both parties disappeared out of the cameras view towards the area where the shooting occurred.

The report says investigators found a .45 caliber gun at Thompson’s brother’s home. His brother told authorities that Thompson wanted to sell him the gun the day after the shooting. Reports said another gun that could be the one in Thompson’s hands in the surveillance footage, along with the clothes he was wearing, were located at Thompson’s friend’s home.

On Monday, Ayers’ family said the teen attended College Station High School. A vigil is planned for Friday at 6 p.m. at Oaks Park in College Station at the intersection of University Oaks Blvd and Stallings Drive. The vigil was first planned to be at the apartment complex but has been moved to the park.

Services are set for Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Hollier Funeral Home on Highway 6 in College Station from 4 to 7 p.m.