January 23rd, 2013
07:29 PM ET

'Stupidity' led to Texas shooting, sheriff says

The exact subject of the argument that led to a shooting a Houston-area community college hadn't been determined Wednesday, but Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said he had a general idea of the cause.

"Idiocy. Stupidity," Garcia told reporters. "We had individuals who did not care about putting other people in harm's way. It was a ridiculous, adolescent confrontation that occurred. But if we can make an example out of anyone, we will."

Pressed for details, Garcia added, "We're still clearing that up. But a confrontation occurred, and somebody thought, in their peanut-sized brain, that maybe a firearm on a campus would be the way to settle it."

Garcia's blunt assessment came a day after three people were wounded at Lone Star College. One of those shot, 22-year-old Carlton Berry, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and remains under guard at a hospital, Garcia said. The other two were still hospitalized as well, he said.

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  1. sonny

    I bet the sheriff doesn't say that when an officer shoots some Innocent person or worse,I bet he says the famous words The officer was just doing his job. YEA RIGHT

    January 29, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    Anything happening in Texas that isn't stupid?

    February 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cleareye1

    It is Texas after all.

    February 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. patricia

    thank god no one was killed.

    February 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ben Dover

    But a sheriif's deputy moonlighting as a walmart employee shooting a killing a shoplifter isn't stupid ??

    February 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |