Texas College Shooting
Second arrest is made.
Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a shooting at a Texas community college that left three wounded, officials said Friday.
Trey Foster, 22, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, said Christina Garza, media manager at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Foster was arrested in Plano, Texas, more than 250 miles north of the scene of the shooting, at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College just outside Houston. The shooting garnered wide media attention amid early fears that once again, a gunman was on the loose on a campus.
Harris County officials have said the January 22 shooting apparently stemmed from an argument between two men. At least one had a student ID. Both were wounded by gunfire and treated at a hospital.
Another man, 22-year-old Carlton Berry, was arrested on the day of the shooting and charged with aggravated assault.
A maintenance worker also was shot. He was struck in the leg.
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. — A 24-year-old soldier from Hacienda Heights died Tuesday in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said today.
Spc. William J. Gilbert, 24, of Hacienda Heights, died from wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive May 14 in Senjaray, Afghanistan. The infantryman was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Rescue crews searched Thursday for seven people missing after overnight tornadoes struck North Texas, killing at least six. “We’re still working to identify people,” Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds told reporters about the fatalities, all of whom were adults.
WEST, Texas — Since they were little boys growing up West, Texas, brothers Doug and Robert Snokhous did everything together. They fixed cars, went hunting, golfed and barbecued together. It just made sense that they would both become volunteer firefighters, and that they were side by side last Wednesday when they rushed to a fire at the West Fertilizer Co.
Authorities searched through mounds of rubble Thursday in hopes of finding survivors of the huge, deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant that flattened much of a small Texas town.
The blast, which residents described as “massive” and “overwhelming,” left shattered homes and wreckage in a wide swath of West, Texas, a town of only 2,800 people.
WEST, Tex. — A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small Texas town of West left at least two people dead, leveled several homes and prompted a widescale evacuation in the community of 2,600 people.
Fire officials fear that the number of casualties could rise much higher — as many as 60 to 70 dead, said Dr. George Smith, the emergency management system director of the city.
“That’s a really rough number, I’m getting that figure from firefighters, we don’t know yet,” he said.