Houston Shooting Blamed on Men Bumping Into Each Other

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

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. (Read more Trey Foster stories.)

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