Hunt County sheriff updates public on fatal Greenville shooting, says suspect is cooperating

Hunt County sheriff updates public on fatal Greenville shooting, says suspect is cooperating
Brandon Ray Gonzales, 23, of Greenville, is charged with capital murder of multiple persons, according to the Hunt County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Hunt County Sheriff's Office)

HUNT COUNTY, TEXAS (KLTV) - The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person in connection to the fatal shooting in Greenville over the weekend.

Authorities have taken into custody 23-year-old Brandon Ray Gonzales, of Greenville, in connection to the shooting. According to the Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks, he has been charged with capital murder of multiple persons. He has been arraigned and his bond has been set at $1 million.

Meeks reported the arrest during a press conference at 3 p.m. on Monday. He also gave an update on the victims hospitalized after the shooting. He said one remains in critical condition while four others are in good condition.

At this time, Meeks reported they do not have a motive but Gonzales is cooperating with investigators.

On Monday morning, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of the two men killed during a Halloween costume party over the weekend.

According to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Kevin Barry Jr., of Dallas, and 23-year-old Byron Cravens Jr., of Arlington, were killed in a shooting early Sunday morning at a venue near the 2300 block of U.S. 380 near Greenville.

At least 10 other people were injured, according to the sheriff’s office. At least eight of the people injured sustained gunshot wounds. Other injuries were from broken glass as people bashed out windows to escape.

Close to 750 people were attending the event.

Texas A&M Commerce officials said the shooting occurred off-campus and was not part of the sanctioned homecoming party in Greenville. They did confirm four of their students were treated and released from local hospitals. They also said walk-in counseling services will be available at the counseling center located on the Commerce campus in the Halladay Student Services Building.

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