BENTLEY, Texas (KBTX) – A Bryan man charged with shooting two law enforcement officers dead in the space of 12 hours was treated for a gunshot wound he received before his arrest in the Benchley neighborhood Friday afternoon. and is admitted to the hospital.
Joshua Ryan Herrin, 44, was found Friday afternoon on the west side of the Aggie Bonfire site in Robertson County after a three-hour search.
Shortly before noon, a Brazos County lieutenant found Herrin in a stolen 2004 Mustang along the OSR, who eventually got out of the vehicle and ran into the countryside. At one point during the ordeal in Benchley, a lieutenant was hit in the arm by gunfire, but she survived, according to law enforcement sources.She is now recuperating in hospital and her condition is It is said to be stable.
Bryan police say officers returned shots and hit Herrin during the search.
Details of where Herrin was found and how he was injured were not immediately known, but multiple law enforcement agencies flocked to the Benchley area to assist in the manhunt until he was taken into custody.
Prior to his arrest, Herrin was the subject of an area-wide raid after Brian’s police officer was shot dead near Wayside Drive and Avondale Avenue late Thursday night.
According to Bryan police, officers tried to stop Herrin, who was driving a pickup truck at the time, and at one point trying to stop the traffic, police said he jumped out of the truck and drove away while firing several shots at officers. rice field. those who have been shot.
According to police, Herrin stole an officer’s patrol car and was later found abandoned on Fountain Avenue near Finfeather Road.
The unidentified police officer was taken to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.
According to online prison records, Herrin has been incarcerated in the Brazos County Detention Center nearly 20 times since 1995. His criminal record includes arson, aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, vehicle robbery, home burglary, theft, and escaping from police. .
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