Houston Shooting Blamed on Men Bumping Into Each Other
2 charged with aggravated assault
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2013 2:11 AM CST
A photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Carlton Berry.   (AP Photo/Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

(Newser) – This week's shooting on a Houston-area college campus began after two men bumped into each other, court papers say. Wounded victim Jody Neal bumped into suspect Trey Foster, 22, who was on the Lone Star College campus with fellow suspect Carlton Berry, also 22. An argument began before the group split up; half an hour later, Foster and Berry encountered Neal again. "Berry stated that Foster had been telling him that they were going to fight," says the affidavit. After another argument, Foster apparently shot Neal; in all, at least 10 shots were reportedly fired.

Authorities arrested Berry the same day; he's charged with aggravated assault. Foster faces the same charge but hasn't yet been arrested, the AP reports. Neal isn't set to be charged. Further details remain murky: It's unclear, for instance, whether Berry ever fired the handgun, and officials aren't certain how he got shot in the leg. A 55-year-old maintenance worker was also wounded, but the affidavit doesn't say by whom. Nor is it known whether the men were students, though one had a college ID. A woman who reportedly suffered an anxiety attack related to the shooting has been treated.

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Imhotep
Jan 27, 2013 8:11 AM CST
Well there's the problem. 10, shots fired, anyone of them potentially fatal and he's charged with aggrivated assault. You get charged with aggrivated assault for getting in a fist fight. How about charging the shooter with attempted murder. The justice system is why there's so much crime. There ain't no justice.
viva_yo
Jan 26, 2013 5:56 AM CST
What kind of mind set does a person have to have to be consumed by rage just because you were jostled by someone in a crowd? These are supposedly college students? Apparently, they've little to occupy the regrettably small space between their ears.
793tango
Jan 25, 2013 6:33 PM CST
And an 'Armed society is a polite society' huh?