Bryan (FOX 44) — Bryan Police investigators have identified the man accused of shooting a police officer and a second person before killing himself Sunday.
The initial shooting took place around 7:30 a.m., while officers investigated a disturbance in the 1100 block of Crossing Drive.
While there, they say 32-year-old Curtis Ray McCoy of Bryan returned to the scene and opened fire, hitting Officer Sarah Popham and a family member of one of the people involved in the disturbance. Both received minor injuries and the shooter escaped.
Officer Popham provided first aid help to the other person until an ambulance took them both to a hospital. Both were released later the same day.
An hour later, Department of Public Safety troopers located McCoy and began pursuing him. DPS says the chase ended somewhere between Waco and Hillsboro, when he shot and killed himself.
According to DPS, troopers spotted the Chevrolet SUV driven by the suspect at 8:27 a.m. on State Highway 6, northwest of Riesel. Troopers say the suspect refused to stop and shot at them.
The chase ended in the northbound lanes of I-35, near mile marker 364, just south of Hillsboro. Troopers say that is when McCoy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers and the Bryan Police Department are investigating the shootings.