CS Neighborhood Evacuated & Arrest Following GunfireFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
College Station Police continues to investigate a family disturbance Tuesday night involving gunfire that led to a neighborhood evacuation.
20 year old William Herring II was arrested for assaulting his father and evading arrest.
Family members say Herring had a handgun that was fired several times during a struggle with his father.
Lt. Chuck Fleeger says no one was hit by the gunfire, and officers recovered several firearms from the home on Harvest Drive, near Victoria and Graham.
Neighbors were evacuated to a nearby convenience store and Cypress Grove Intermediate School.
Officers took Herring into custody about two hours after they were called to the disturbance.
Fleeger says their work during the incident was hampered by witnesses sharing on social media what was going on.
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A College Station neighborhood was evacuated following a report of gunfire, and the police department’s SWAT and hostage negotiations teams were used to capture a suspect.
CSPD reports just after 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Harvest, near Victoria and Graham, officers responded to a family disturbance where gunfire resulted in family members leaving their home.
Officers were told the the suspect was left in the house by himself.
While police attempted to contact the suspect, residents of nearby homes were moved to Cypress Grove Intermediate School.
Officers discovered the suspect escaped from the house. He was captured shortly after midnight attempting to re-enter his backyard.
20 year old William Herring II of College Station was arrested on charges of evading arrest and misdemeanor family assault.
Police say no one was injured by the gunfire. No information was released how Herring injured a family member.
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