Shooter Identified, Charged In Lone Star College Shooting


HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Officials identified a suspect connected with the shooting that took place on the campus of Lone Star College.

An official with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as well as an official with Lone Star College spoke late Tuesday afternoon about the shooting that took place on one of the college’s campuses. Each offered a coinciding assessment of the day’s events.

Acting Harris County Sheriff Armando Tello stated that with the quick response time of Harris County Sheriff’s authorities to Lone Star College coupled with training, the shooting incident was quickly dissipated. According to Tello, units received a call about the shooting in the noon hour and deputies arrived on the college campus minutes later.

According to officials with the Harris County Sheriff’s office: “…the initial 911 call received at the HCSO’s Emergency Dispatch Center was at 12:19 p.m. this [Tuesday] afternoon. The first deputy arrived at the scene four minutes after the information was dispatched.”

Carlton Berry(credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

Carlton Berry
(credit: Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

The shooting suspect was identified as 22-year-old Carlton Berry. Berry and another man got into some type of altercation and gunshots ended up being fired. Officials stated Tuesday that it appeared that only one handgun was involved in the shooting.

Berry has been charged with aggravated assault but was at a Houston area hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

Because of the alleged altercation between Berry and another man involving the exchange of gunfire, a college maintenance man was shot and wounded. He was reportedly just an innocent bystander; that maintenance worker was shot in his leg, according to acting Harris County Sheriff Armando Tello. The worker is expected to fully recover from his injuries.

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