Women charged with burglary after shooting at local apartment complex
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – We learn more about an early Friday morning shooting at a College Station apartment complex and what led to the violence.
Police said on Friday the incident involved two groups of people who knew each other and was not a random act of violence. According to arrest reports released over the weekend, the gunman may have defended himself against the group who broke into the apartment and started assaulting those inside.
These reports indicate that a pair of women first went to the apartment in the 600 block of University Oaks Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. and started knocking on windows and doors until someone one inside opens the door.
It was then that Brianna Vega, 19, of Bryan, and Kayla Garcia, 19, of Bryan, broke in. They were eventually forced out, the report says, but returned after Vega realized she had left her shoes inside. The couple were kicked out again but returned a third time at 3:15 a.m. with a third woman. A physical fight ensued between the three women and several people inside the apartment and eventually the unwanted women left the apartment.
At around 6.30am, Vega and Garcia reportedly returned to the apartment, along with two other people and someone kicked the door. The five suspects then broke into the residence and started attacking two of the victims inside.
During this round of assaults, police said one of the victims grabbed a knife and stabbed one of the suspects who held it. The same victim then grabbed a handgun and chased the group from the apartment. As they fled, the man fired the gun at the fleeing group.
Later that morning, a woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound presented to the hospital. Police did not say who was the victim of the gunshot, but said in the report that she was subsequently released.
Vega and Garcia were both detained, arrested and charged with burglary of a home. They each deposited $ 10,000 bonds and were released.
Reports did not say whether charges would be laid against the man who fired the gun and no other arrests related to the event were reported over the weekend.
During the latest check, police said they are still questioning those involved and investigating the case.
It is still unclear exactly what led to the initial dispute. In their arrest reports, police said Vega was making conflicting reports about what had happened and Garcia refused to speak to police without a lawyer present.
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