Suspect shoots at responding officer at College Station apartment, officials say

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

HOUSTON – A man was arrested after firing several shots at a responding officer at a College Station apartment complex, according to the College Station Police Department.

The officer responded to a civil disturbance call around 9:45 a.m. at the apartment complex, located at 134 Luther Street.

Police said the officer arrived and attempted to make contact with 30-year-old Jonathan Devon Bridges and a woman in the parking lot, but Bridges pulled out a gun and began shooting at the officer as he ran into the apartments. Police said Bridges does not live in the apartments.

Authorities said Bridges has a long history of assault cases and has a current arrest warrant out for a parole violation.

Police asked residents in the Southgate or have a line-of-sight to Southgate area to shelter-in-place as they searched for the suspect. Bridges was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Brazos County Sheriff’s Office deputies and several other agencies, including SWAT, assisted in the search.

Bridges was arrested on a parole violation warrant and was taken to the Brazos County Jail. Additional charges are pending, police said.


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