A Texas constable and two others were killed Monday in a shooting near Texas A&M University, police said.
Rhonda Seaton, a spokeswoman with the College Station police department, told CNN that the three people killed were the constable, the man authorities say opened fire on law enforcement officers and an unidentified civilian.
A few minutes earlier, Asst. Chief Scott McCollum, from the same police department, told reporters that at least four people — two law enforcement officers and two civilians — were shot in the incident, which occurred around noon just a few blocks from the Texas A&M campus.
The dead included Brian Bachman, the constable for Brazos County, according to McCollum. A male civilian was also killed, the assistant police chief said.
Earlier, Seaton told CNN that a person identified as the man who began shooting at law enforcement authorities had been taken into custody.
Texas A&M issued a Code Maroon — warning students and others on campus to find safety — at 12:29 p.m., after a report of an “active shooter.”
An update at 12:44 p.m., also posted on the university’s website, indicated that the suspected shooter was by then “in custody.”
Officer Jon Agnew with the Bryan Police Department — a community that’s adjacent to College Station — noted the shooting occurred in a “residential area.” He said on Monday afternoon that, while authorities had not yet ruled out additional suspects and continued to canvass the scene, they believed the area was safe.
“The area is secure,” Agnew said. “We feel the community is safe for right now.”
Kristen Stewart has reportedly dropped out of her latest film Cali.
The news comes just hours after she is said to have pulled out of her On The Road premiere in London next Thursday – as she is ‘too ashamed’ to show her face following her infidelities.
In conjunction with K-Stew’s departure, Gossip Cop are claiming that Amber Heard is joining the cast, although it has not been confirmed if she will take on the role Stewart was supposed to be starring in.
It seems the Twilight actress is not ready to be on the receiving end of awkward questions from the media or angry Twihards as she hits the London red carpet for On The Road.
An added edge of discomfort likely to have sealed the deal, is that co-star Tom Sturridge (the father of Sienna Miller’s baby) is due to attend the August 16 soiree – who happens to be R-Patz’s best bud.
A source told RadarOnline: ‘Kristen won’t be doing the red carpet for On The Road, she’s too ashamed to show her face in public right now.
‘After everything that has been said, and in light of the revelations that she cheated on Robert with director Rupert Sanders, she’s running scared at the moment.
There is a special place for people like this in Hell…
The mother of a 7-year-old girl thrown from a vehicle during a crash on Interstate 85 is facing six charges related to the chase.
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tony Ivey said Wednesday night that Errika Dominique Shelton faces six charges resulting from the incident: failure to stop for blue light resulting in death, driving under suspension third and subsequent, unlawful neglect of a child, reckless driving, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and habitual traffic offender.
According to a written statement from the sheriff’s office, deputies initially received information from friends and family that the child, Queniya Tykia Shelton, was Errika Shelton’s niece. Shortly before the girl’s death, however, investigators learned Errika Shelton was the child’s biological mother.
At a news conference earlier this week, Sheriff Chuck Wright said two deputies inside one car pursued Shelton’s vehicle after they noticed erratic driving and initiated a traffic stop on I-85 Monday morning. Wright said the suspected traffic violation was following too close or improperly changing lanes.
Wright said the chase topped speeds of 100 mph and continued for a couple of miles.
The pursuit ended after Shelton lost control of the 2012 Dodge Journey she was driving and struck the guardrail in the northbound lane near the 81 mile marker.
Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the SUV overturned, ejecting the child, before going over the guardrail and part of the median. He said the vehicle came to rest in the median near the southbound lane.
Queniya Shelton of Spartanburg was pronounced dead at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.
Errika Shelton was listed in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.
Rhyne said the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office will handle all charges in the case. The Highway Patrol’s investigation into the pursuit and crash is ongoing, he said.
Wright said his deputies followed protocol. He said they did not know a child was in the vehicle during the chase and would have handled the chase differently had they known. Wright said deputies recovered about a half pound of marijuana.
Shelton’s criminal record includes convictions for failing to stop for a blue light, unlawful carrying of a weapon, assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, habitual traffic offender and drug charges, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Shelton’s 10-year driving record, obtained from the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, shows numerous traffic violations, including her license being suspended 18 times from May 2005 through February of this year for various violations, including a controlled substance violation, failure to pay traffic tickets, cancellation of insurance. It appears some of those suspensions overlap. For example, Shelton’s license was suspended in August 2010 after she was classified a habitual offender. That suspension was to expire in August 2015, yet the record shows her license was suspended again on Feb. 6 for failure to stop for a blue light.
Queniya Tykia Shelton died days after. We have no words for the mother and wish the worst upon her because this is just blasphemy and heartless. R.I.P. Queniya.
The world of free albums is about to get a new edition sooner rather than later, thanks to Busta Rhymes. Bussa Buss took to Twitter to announce the release date for his Year of the Dragon project featuring additions from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Maino and more. “IT’S OFFICIAL #YEAROFTHEDRAGON IS DROPPIN’ AUG.21ST FOR FREE!!!” Rhymes tweeted in all caps. “EXCLUSIVE ONLY ON #GOOGLEPLAY#THECONGLOMERATE #YMCMB#KINGTUT #DOIN’ITAGAIN.”
Last November, Busta announced that he signed to Cash Money, and earlier this year he spoke on why the collaboration—which includes a deal with Google Music—is such a good look. “It’s a marriage that I feel is a genuine one, andit’s a deal that’s the first of it’s kind,” he explained. “ We sat at the round table and created something that’s a one of one. Partnering Google and Cash Money together and being able to make a merge that is unlike anything that’s ever existed in music.”
Based on the guest list alone, Year of the Dragon is poised to be worthy of a price tag rather than a free sticker, but these days rappers are all about not making fans pay for music. 50 Cent, and HitBoy are also among those who have blessed the atmosphere with free albums.
Peep the Year of the Dragon tracklist below.