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Suspect wanted for shooting 2 officers in Brazos Co. taken into custody: Police

Joshua Ryan Herrin
Posted at 2:53 AM, Dec 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-30 19:26:51-05

UPDATE 3:10 P.M. – The suspect wanted for shooting two law enforcement officers in Brazos County has been taken into custody, police said.

Joshua Herrin, 44, was apprehended Friday afternoon after an armed standoff in Robertson County.

Bryan police said shortly before that, a Brazos County Sheriff's Deputy spotted Herrin driving a Ford Mustang and attempted to arrest him.

The suspect opened fire on the deputy and shot them nearly 12 hours after shooting the Bryan officer, police said.

Herrin was also wounded around 2:20 p.m. after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement during the standoff. He was taken to the same Bryan hospitals as the officers.

Police told 25 News that Herrin stole the Mustang after escaping custody in the Bryan officer's patrol vehicle.

The sheriff's deputy and the Bryan police officer wounded last night are both in critical but stable condition at a Bryan hospital, according to police.

UPDATE 2:45 P.M. – The Robertson County Sheriff's Office said that the "situation is under control" in the search for the man wanted in connection with an officer involved shooting.

Police have yet to say if Joshua Herrin, 44, was taken into custody outside of Benchley.

The sheriff said there will still be a large law enforcement presence in the area as they're still working the investigation.

UPDATE 12:45 P.M. – Law enforcement are asking the public to avoid the area near Benchley as they search for an officer involved shooting suspect.

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office says Spur 231 at Old Hearne Road and Mumford Benchly Road are the focus of the manhunt for Joshua Herrin.

They ask those living in the area to shelter in place and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.

Herrin was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt with white lettering and camouflage pants.

UPDATE 11:45 A.M. – Bryan police say they've identified the man accused of shooting an officer Thursday night during a traffic stop.

Joshua Ryan Herrin, 44, is wanted in connection with the shooting around 11:20 p.m. near Wayside Dr. and Avondale Ave.

Police say Herrin is armed and dangerous and was last seen driving an orange 2004 Ford Mustang.

Joshua Ryan Herrin car

They ask that you do not approach him if spotted and call 979-361-3888 immediately.

ORIGINAL STORY
A manhunt is underway in Bryan Friday morning, after police say a suspect shot an officer during a traffic stop and stole their patrol car.

Bryan police say it happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the area of Wayside Drive and Avondale Avenue.

An officer tried to pull the driver over, but the suspect kept driving, before they ultimately jumped out of the car and tried to run away.

The officer chased after the suspect, who opened fire on the officer, hitting THEM.

Police say the suspect then got into the officer's patrol car and sped off.

Officers eventually located the car in the 2000 block of Fountain Avenue, but there was no sign of the suspect.

The injured officer, who has not been identified, is now at St. joseph's hospital in Bryan. Their exact condition is not known right now, but they are reportedly stable.

Be sure to stick with 25 News for the very latest on this developing story.