Police officer, deputy recovering after being shot in the line of duty

Joshua Herrin is accused of shooting a Bryan officer Thursday night and a Brazos County deputy on Friday.
KBTX Brazos Valley This Morning EXTENDED(Recurring)
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 7:27 AM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Bryan police say the person accused of shooting an officer and a Brazos County Sheriff’s deputy is now in custody.

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Investigators say Joshua Ryan Herrin, 44, shot the officer Thursday night during an attempted traffic stop. As he tried to run away, police say he fired several shots at the officer and then stole his patrol car.

The officer, who survived the shooting, had attempted to perform the traffic stop near Wayside Drive and Avondale Avenue in Bryan just before 11:30 p.m.

Bryan police Herrin didn’t immediately stop and continued to drive for a short time before exiting a pickup truck and running away. The officer began chasing him when the suspect fired multiple shots at the officer who was struck but did not return fire. The officer was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital and their condition is described as stable.

The suspect drove away from the area after stealing the police officer’s patrol car. It was later located in the 2000 block of Fountain Avenue in Bryan.

Multiple agencies then tracked Herrin to the Benchley area in Robertson County north of Bryan. He was found in a stolen Mustang and arrested following a nearly 3-hour-long standoff that ended with Herrin shot and a Brazos County deputy wounded from a gunshot.

Both were taken to St. Joseph where the officer is also being treated.

The deputy suffered an injury to the arm but we’re told she’s doing okay.

The extent of Herrin’s injuries was unclear.