Bryan man arrested, charged in Texas Avenue shooting

Published: May. 9, 2020 at 1:46 PM CDT
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A 21-year-old Bryan man has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting at a Bryan business.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Arnoldo Romero of Bryan, knew the victim. The two pulled a vehicle into a business's parking lot in the 1400 block of Texas Avenue around noon.

Police say that an ongoing dispute escalated into gunfire when the Romero pulled a weapon and shot the victim in the abdomen.

Authorities say a passerby saw what happened and pulled out her concealed carry weapon to protect the victim, and the Romero left the scene in a vehicle.

Police tried to make contact with the suspect in a Bryan neighborhood. After a couple of hours, they entered the home and the suspect was not there.

Neighbors in the area tell KBTX that they did not expect to walk out their door's Saturday to a large police presence in their front yard.

"Anytime something like this happens so close to home it is really scary and stuff like that so you just want to make sure you are safe yourself get some security and just keep it that way," said Bryan resident Wes Wallace.

Romero was eventually arrested Saturday evening in Anderson County, according to Bryan police.

Romero is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

The victim was taken to the hospital for surgery with serious injuries.

The mugshot of Romero above is from an August 2019 arrest.

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