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One Arrested and Charged in the Poplar Street Shooting

College Station Police have arrested a man believed to be one of the five involved in the December 30, 2012,  shooting at residents on Poplar.

Robert Sweat, Jr., 17, of Bryan, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say a group of five men fired on several individuals who would not come into the street when called.

The shooting was allegedly in retaliation for a theft during a drug transaction.

No one was injured , but several rounds damaged the home.

Additional information, courtesy of College Station Police Department

0730 AM:  On December 30, 2012 at approximately 2230 hours Officers with the College Station Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Poplar for reported gunshots.

Upon arrival, Officer made contact with the reporting parties.

During the investigation it was discovered that a group of five males approached a residence in this area and attempted to call three individuals out into the street.

The residents refused to go into the street and turned to walk back inside the house.

As they were entering their house, one of the males in the street discharged a firearm at them.

Several of the rounds struck the house, but none of the victims were injured during the incident.

The suspects then fled on foot, before getting into a vehicle and leaving the area eastbound on University Dr East.


The suspects were described as follows:

One Hispanic male, approximately 6’2”, large build, and armed with a handgun.

Second Hispanic male, thin build, long hair and carrying a baseball bat.

Third Hispanic male with an unknown description.

Two black males wearing dark clothing.


The suspect vehicle was described as a late model Chevy SS pick-up with dark tinted windows.

It was further described as an either black or dark blue “low rider”.

The vehicle had distinctive wheels that had a chrome outer rim and spokes with a black center cap.

This case is still under investigation by the College Station Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.  The College Station Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of the suspects in this case.

Any person with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Police Department immediately.

The safety of our community does not have borders.

It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve.

Be the eyes and ears of your police department.

When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 or the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345; contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888.

Together we can make a difference in our community.

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Posted by on Jan 14 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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