Charges dropped against first suspect in Texas college shooting

Charges dropped against first suspect in Texas college shooting

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Carlton Berry, suspect who was first charged in Lone Star College shooting; charges were later dropped

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by KHOU.com staff & Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 1:11 PM

HOUSTON -- Charges have been dropped against Carlton Berry, the man who was first accused in the shooting on the campus of Lone Star College.

Berry appeared in court Monday morning along with Trey Foster, the second man charged in the shooting. Both are 22 years old.

While Berry no longer faces any charges in the case, Foster is still charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's being held on $100,000 bond. If released, he must wear GPS and can't go within 1,000 feet of the school or victims' homes.

The shooting happened Jan. 22 at Lone Star College’s North Harris County campus. Berry was wounded in the attack and was arrested shortly after the gunfire that led to a campus-wide lockdown.

It was originally thought Berry was the only shooter, and that he accidentally shot himself while putting the gun back in his pants. The story from investigators later changed, however.

Investigators now believe the incident happened after someone bumped into Foster, and he became upset and allegedly opened fire. Foster was captured Friday in Plano and a gun was recovered. Foster is also charged with resisting arrest.

Also shot was 25-year-old Jody Neal, who allegedly bumped Foster. A nearby maintenance man was wounded.

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